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Change Leadership Definition

In the unit readings, you examined Collin's definition of a Level Five Executive, Kotter's discussion of leadership for the future, Greenleaf's definition of a Servant Leader, and Graham's discussion of breaking the rules.

For this discussion, describe your definition of an effective change leader and the attributes he or she possesses. Once you have your personal definition, assess your current competency level and ability to live up to your definition. In additional to providing our definition of a change leader, be sure to address the following questions:
Where should you focus your learning to become a more powerful change leader? and what steps will you take to pursue this learning?

Reference:

Graham, G.L. (2002, April). If you want honesty, break some rules. Harvard Business Review, 80(4), 42-47.

Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap and others don't. New
York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Kotter, J.P. (1996). Leading change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Greenleaf, R. (1983). Servant Leadership: A journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

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Describe your definition of an effective change leader and the attributes he or she possesses.

In my opinion, an effective change leader is one who is able to accomplish change efficiently and smoothly by aligning the goals, objectives and interests of the subordinates affected by the change with the overall goals and objectives of the entire organization and is able to secure buying from subordinates by addressing their concerns as per their (the worker's) preference and needs. Effective change leaders not only ...

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In the unit readings, you examined Collin's definition of a Level Five Executive, Kotter's discussion of leadership for the future, Greenleaf's definition of a Servant Leader, and Graham's discussion of breaking the rules.

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