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Visionary Leaders for Information by Arthur Winzenried

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Chapter 1

Towards an organisational theory for information professionals

Effective leading and managing in the modern information context must recognise increased responsibility for the development of citizens who will occupy, quite probably, a very different world to our own. If scenarios such as those proposed by Healy and Johnson (chapter 3) in particular are realistic possibilities, then the future will be exceptionally challenging. Preparing our clients for that sort of future, or any sort of future for that matter, is a serious task. There needs to be a plan. For organisations dealing with information, and there are not many that do not do so in some way, there is a growing concern about the cost and cost effectiveness of information provision. ...

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