Change: The Only Constant for Managers and Leaders




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Bomo Albert-Oguara
Manager, Nigeria

Change: The Only Constant for Managers and Leaders

The constancy of change forces itself into our consciousness because of the dynamism of the human condition. Change is the only constant in the leadership/management process. The key to my mind is in having leadership that is sensitive to the dynamism of the market place and organization and adapting to meet its many challenges.
Jeannie Daniel Duck, in her article "Managing Change: The Art of Balancing", opines that '...the real contribution of leadership in a time of change, lies in managing the dynamics… The fundamental job of leadership is to deal with dynamics of change, the confluence and congruence of the forces that change unleashes, so that the company is better prepared to compete.'
That is the crux of leadership. It does not lie in change theories, illuminating as they may be on the path to change and our behavior towards it, leaders and followers alike.
 

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Ericka Alonzo
Student (University), Nicaragua
 

Agree

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Christian Buelna
Project Manager, Mexico
 

Limited Way of Thinking

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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Change: Is it the Flavour of the Month

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RUSLAN
Manager, Kazakhstan
 

Change is Competitive Edge and Threat

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Shadow Executive, United States
 

A Lot of Insight Here

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Enrique Benjamin Franklin F.
Professor, Mexico
 

Change: the Only Constant for Leaders

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Bung-Orn
Analyst, Thailand
 

Leader Must Direct Change Towards Ultimate Goal

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Billy Futter
Lecturer, South Africa
 

Distinguish 2 Forms of Change

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hamid mohamed ahmed
Accountant, Sudan
 

Change Requires Leaders

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Sanyambe Obert
Student (MBA), Namibia
 

Change as a Constant

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SUNIL RAO
Management Consultant, India
 

Ability to Visualize the Horizon Very Early

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Dolva, Australia
 

Is Adaptation Adequate? Can it Lead to Lack of Change

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Prabhakar Karve
Management Consultant, India
 

Helping Others to Change: The 3 A's of Change Management

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Balaji Keshav Mahashabde
Financial Consultant, United Arab Emirates
 

Change or be Changed!

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Wilf Marshall
CxO / Board, United Kingdom
 

Understanding and Dealing with Change

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Gerald Tetreault
United States
 

Change and Leadership

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Margaret Looney
Student, United States
 

Change Management Perception

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Jake, UK / Poland
 

Change is Part of Personal and Business Life

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Kamiludin Atori
Teacher, Indonesia
 

Fighting Change

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Ahtesham ulhaque
Manager, Pakistan
 

Change Should be Well Managed

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Samuell Yew
Project Manager, Malaysia
 

Change and Improvement

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Osama Ali Ali, Egypt
 

Is it Change or Adaptation?

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Manager, Netherlands
 

Changing Organizations and Greiner

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Purity N. Simiyu, Kenya
 

Appreciate Dynamism and Prepare your Organization

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Franky He, China
 

How to Transfer Change Into Action?

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Van Bosch
Manager, South Africa
 

Revert to Small is Beautiful?

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Trevor Akpomughe
Communication, Nigeria
 

Identifying Change Factors

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Mrs. Josephine Idele
Partner, Nigeria
 

People, Firms, Industries and Countries Must Embrace Change

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temitayo olutoye
Student (MBA), Nigeria
 

Change and Leadership

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Mitchell M Mubuyaeta
Student (Other), Namibia
 

Leaders and Change

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Renato Molina
Management Consultant, Guatemala
 

Change is Constant and Values Should be Too

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SAMUEL LUZOBE
Consultant, Uganda
 

Change Management - Oxymoronic and Controversial?

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Simeon Paraschakis
Project Manager, Sweden
 

Change: the Only Constant for Leaders

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Allemeersch Johan, Belgium
 

Masters in Change and Adaptability

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Mitchell M Mubuyaeta
Student (Other), Namibia
 

Adopting, Controlling and Effecting Change

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Rossy Supardi
HR Consultant, Indonesia
 

Change is an Unavoidable Condition

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Romano Ritossa
Business Consultant, Italy
 

Avoid Radical Change

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Satyanarayana.S.V.
Manager, India
 

Not Everything and Everybody Should Change

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Raymundo Soria
Strategy Consultant, Mexico
 

Change is Renewing

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Samuell Yew
Project Manager, Malaysia
 

To Change or to Be Changed, That is the Question

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Enrique Benjamin Franklin F.
Professor, Mexico
 

Change or to Be Changed

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Billy Futter
Lecturer, South Africa
 

Change or Be Changed

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mohammed Ibrahim, Nigeria
 

Change and Flexibility to Adapt

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Romano Ritossa
Business Consultant, Italy
 

Italians Fear Change

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Hawa Aganas
Project Manager, Sudan
 

Change Leaders Must Ignore Laggards

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Marc Tremblay
Manager, Canada
 

Leaders don't Sweat

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Derek Dorzie, Ghana
 

Change Gives Vitality to the Organization

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Ericka Alonzo
Student (University), Nicaragua
 

Beautiful Change

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Marc Tremblay
Manager, Canada
 

Through Their Vision, Leaders Embrace Change

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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

Good Leaders - Charismatic or Transformational

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Enrique Benjamin Franklin F.
Professor, Mexico
 

Beautiful Change

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Marc Tremblay
Manager, Canada
 

Leaderhip is Like the Theatre

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Sanyambe Obert
Student (MBA), Namibia
 

Leadership and Change

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Enrique Benjamin Franklin F.
Professor, Mexico
 

Change: the Only Constant for Leaders

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Mark Williams
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Change Management versus Change Leadership

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SAMUEL LUZOBE
Consultant, Uganda
 

Change also Changes the Way it Happens

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Sathya Devarakonda
Project Manager, India
 

Leaders don't Sweat

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Mark Williams
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Change - the Two Perspectives of the Process

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Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar
India
 

Change Based on Changeless Aspect

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Sashi Rao
Management Consultant, India
 

Change is Constant, So what Now?

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Helen Strong
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Also Look for Lack of Change

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Nikki van der Woude
 

Supporting Change

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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

The Constant Flow and Contiguous Flood of Change

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