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The Deep Change Field Guide: A Personal Course to Discovering the Leader Within by Robert E. Quinn

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Chapter 5

The Fundamental State of Leadership

In This Chapter

  • On the road to deep change, we may experience profound confusion and must learn to cope with uncertainty.
  • In our normal state we tend to be comfort-centered, externally directed, selffocused, and internally closed.
  • We can shift ourselves into a more influential state by choosing to become more purpose-centered, internally directed, other-focused, and externally open.

When the first edition of Deep Change was published, I received many messages from people who were trying to make personal or organizational changes. They wrote that the book helped them move forward in new ways and described how this movement started them on the path to becoming more effective versions of themselves. ...

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