Rewrite the Future

Zaffron, Steve; Logan, Dave
August 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Aug2009, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p3
The article offers advice on how leaders could rewrite the future of their group. Methods used for fixing problems sometimes do not produce the expected results because they are generally superficial. Leaders are advised to take an approach from a different angle, which may initially seem counterintuitive. If a default future would not be preferred by the leader and his constituents, they should start to formulate a future that would be beneficial to everyone involved.


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