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For those on a path to slow career death - a path that also affects the competitiveness, progress, and overall health of the organizations in which we work - Deep Change offers a survival manual for finding our own internal leadership power and learning the most important skill of all to triumph in the face of change: to "know thyself". Exploring the dynamic process of deep change and learning the new ways of thinking and behaving it requires can put an end to the slow death dilemma forever. In defining this process, author Robert E. Quinn, a renowned expert on organizations and management, demonstrates the crucial importance of deep change as the path to self-understanding and the key to revitalization of the individual and the organization. By finding our own moral core and beginning to see ourselves and our organizations in new and more productive ways, he explains, we can transform ourselves from victims to powerful agents of change. An introspective journey for those of us in the trenches of today's modern organizations, Deep Change is filled with illuminating stories and personal examples of the stages of change and the dangerous effects of refusing to change. It also includes reflective questions and ideas at the end of each chapter to help put insights into action.
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Table of Contents

Preface Part One: Deep Change or Slow Death 1. Walking Naked into the Land of Uncertainty 2. Confronting the Deep Change or Slow Death Dilemma Part Two: Personal Change 3. The Fear of Change 4. The Heroic Journey 5. Finding Vitality 6. Breaking the Logic of Task Pursuit 7. A New Perspective 8. Confronting the Integrity Gap 9. Build the Bridge as You Walk on It Part Three: Changing the Organization 10. Denying the Need for Change 11. Finding the Source of the Trouble 12. When Success Is the Engine of Failure 13. The Tyranny of Competence 14. The Internally Driven Leader Part Four: Vision, Risk, and the Creation of Excellence 15. Overcoming Resistance 16. From Manager to Leader 17. Why Risk is Necessary 18. The Transformational Cycle 19. Excellence is a Form of Deviance 20. Confronting the Undiscussable 21. A Vision from Within 22. The Power of One 23. The Power of Many

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.


"Deep Change should be mandatory reading for every business leader seeking the strength, direction, energy, and inspiration to shape organizational transformation." -Thomas C. Jones, president, CIGNA Individual Insurance.

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