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David Wilson, Manager, Canada
Quinn in his 1996 book "" identifies that change occurs when you find the source of trouble. He also suggests that needs to start with personal change, even for the CEO. Quinn suggests organizations need to undo , especially if they involve the maintenance of hierarchies. He also suggests promoting technically competent and innovative people may not help change, if they do not understand the culture or politics of the organization. Is it possible for the of the leader to poison the workplace environment? I think it may. Sometimes resistance or barriers are created by a leader, who is not trusted or respected. Quinn appears to support bottom up change, as well as the need for . Pressure by leaders to conform, will result in and often leads to failure of any change initiatives. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  cheryl yamazaki, Business Consultant, Australia

Bottoms Up!

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  sheeja, Professor, India


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  Marcus Webber, Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom

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  dagmar kokavcova, Professor, Slovakia

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  Sankaran Nambissan Poozhikunnath, Manager, Sultanate of Oman

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  Johnny Michael Tan, Management Consultant, Malaysia

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  Madan Gopal Agarwal, Business Consultant, India

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  Ron White, Teacher, United Kingdom

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  Barbara Wilson, Coach, France

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  Ian Straus, Analyst, United States

Quinn and Bottom-up Change

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  Rixon Campbell, United States

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  Cindy Palomo, Manager, United States

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  Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico

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  Charles Peter, CEO, Kenya

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  James Saw, Analyst, Malaysia

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  Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan

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  Serkalem G.Kirstos, CEO, Ethiopia

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  Nasir Cader, Student (Other)

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  Odufowokan Adesina, Teacher, Nigeria

Bottom-up Approach Should be Systematically Applied

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  David Whitfield, Professor, United States

Combine Bottom Up and Top Down

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