Deep Change

Jossey-Bass US Non-Franchise Leadership

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Don't let your company kill you!

Open this book at your own risk. It contains ideas that may lead toa profound self-awakening. An introspective journey for those inthe trenches of today's modern organizations, Deep Change is asurvival manual for finding our own internal leadership power. Byhelping us learn new ways of thinking and behaving, it shows how wecan transform ourselves from victims to powerful agents of change.And for anyone who yearns to be an internally driven leader, tomotivate the people around them, and return to a satisfying worklife, Deep Change holds the key.
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About the author

ROBERT E. QUINN helps business and goverrnment leaders understand the paradoxes, competing demands, and contradictons of organizational life through his teaching, consulting, and his published works. He is professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and consults with hundreds of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, public agencies, and volunteer organizations.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Aug 20, 2010
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780470545102
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Management
Business & Economics / Organizational Behavior
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