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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 6

Moral Power

In This Chapter

  • Every organization has a technical system, a political system, and a moral system. The first two are readily recognized, the third is not.
  • When leadership fails, the moral system collapses and the people become self-interested.
  • People of increased authenticity are people who have embraced their own power and have the capacity to invite others to embrace their own power.
  • When conversations become authentic, the moral system repairs itself and the organization finds the power to change.

Slow death is a normal organizational process. Unless work is done to the contrary, organizations move toward rigidity or chaos. To avoid slow death, an organization must move into a state of adaptive order. This order emerges ...

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