Friday, November 21, 2008

Article on ACT change

Quinn recommends an 8-step Advanced Change Theory that he claims overcomes the inertia of a settled "normal" perspective within an organization. All of the elements of the 8 theory made a significant impression, but the one that especially stood out is the embrace of the hypocritical self. In trying to institute change in the organizations, I am always confronted by the gap between the standards I am attempting to achieve and the reality of what I am capable to accomplish. By learning to practice a new type of "transformational behavior," he suggests, even "ordinary people" can have "extraordinary impact." His message is clear, in order to become a change agent, you must first change yourself and then immerse yourself in the common good, disturb the system, and "set the truth free

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