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The Science of Successful Organizational Change: How Leaders Set Strategy, Change Behavior, and Create an Agile Culture by Paul Gibbons

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9. Leading with Science

“Sparse and poor popularizations of science create ecological niches that pseudoscience promptly fills.”

—Carl Sagan

Toward a Science-Based Craft

In this final chapter, I want to flesh out the concept “leadership as a science-based craft” that has been the backdrop for everything covered to date. In introducing that concept, I do not wish to denigrate any other aspect of leadership, nor compete with the dozens of other leadership models. I merely want to highlight a gap in what those models say and address a lack of balance in the treatment of leadership by business writers.

The idea of a science-based craft has parallels in other disciplines. Surgeons describe surgery as a craft, but the methods and procedures are based ...

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