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Leading Organization Design: How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want by Amy Kates, Gregory Kesler

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Chapter 17. Learning to Lead Organization Design

IF YOU ARE READING THIS AS A BUSINESS LEADER, we encourage you to view organization design as an essential element of your personal effectiveness as a leader.

Beginning in the 1950s, Peter Drucker began building on the much earlier, foundational work of Henry Fayol and Frederick Taylor. He brought a behavioral perspective to the art and science of management. He defined the impact that leadership had on performance. The study of leadership has progressed as a major field, and from Fred Herzberg, David McClelland, and Warren Bennis to Daniel Goleman we have learned how leaders unleash the power of motivated, effective talent, inspired by great vision.

Over time, however, theories of leadership have ...

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