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Heroes of Leadership & Change

The men and women heroes (some are also anti-heroes) who advanced organizational thinking in theory and practice, from Frederick Taylor, Kurt Lewin, and Mary Parker Follet, to Russell Ackoff,  Chris Argyris, Sumantra Ghoshal, Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google), to Tom Peters, Peter Senge, Alfie Kohn, John Kotter, and Gary Hamel.


From the BetaCodex Network´s 14th white paper. Published February 2013


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:19 AM

Niels Pflaeging, the author, appreciates the need for leaders to cope with complexity and change, and understands that hierarchical organizations are a lot less effective than networked ones in doing so. His selection of "heroes" reflects this point of view.

Doris Palomino's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:00 AM

Good summary and great way to present it. Very recommendable for practitioners in the OD field.

"External superviision may correct errors. But only internal supervision can prevent their occurrence" (Eric Trist).

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:03 PM

There are some people who not well-known outside the leadership theory sphere.

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