Leading Organizational Change can be challenging. This week we are joined by Author and Management Professor, Dr. Marvin Washington to learn how to lead change more effectively.
Marvin Washington has Ph.D. in Organization Behaviour and Sociology, a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Currently he is a professor in the Alberta School of Business, and Chair of the Strategic Management and Organization Department. His research, consulting, and teaching focus is on the processes of organizational and institutional change.
Dr. Washington is the author of two books on leadership and organizational change:,,,,
This week we examine Frontline Leadership with Military Leader and Author Marjorie K. Eastman.
Marjorie K. Eastman earned her BA in political science at the University of California, San Diego; her MA in international security at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies; and her MBA from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University. Along the way she was selected as White House Intern, studied abroad at University College London, School for Slavonic and East European Studies, and was an FBI’s Honors Graduate Intern.
Eastman enlisted in the US Army Reserve after 9/11, because of 9/11. During her ten years in the military, she served as an Intelligence Officer and Commander. She deployed twice, once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the other in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She was ranked the #1 military intelligence company commander in Eastern Afghanistan for the deployment cycle of 2009–2010, awarded the Bronze Star, and received the Combat Action Badge......
In 2011, David Conley’s life blew up.
He was working in a job he hated as a Technology Executive for the Government. He was 330 pounds and he had multiple serious medical issues that his doctor told him, point-blank, would lead to an early death. In short, he was miserable.
One day David came home from his soul-sucking job to find his wife sick on the couch, struggling to breathe. Sixty hours after he checked her into the hospital, he had to do the unimaginable: David turned off his Wife’s life support system.
His world stopped. The light in his life had gone out and he had to fight for his life......
We can all imagine what a Stubborn Boss looks like, but how do they get this way and how does it become a dysfunctional leadership pattern? Most of the time, a Boss becomes stubborn by closing their mind to outside ideas and opinions and facts and clinging to the desire to be right. In effect, they want to win rather than admit that someone or something else might be more correct than they are.
In effect, they has one key problem, their ego. This is a common trap for a few people that want a management title for selfish reasons, rather than for altruistic reasons. They want to lead a team for the prestige of being a boss, which means they want to be above others, rather than for helping people and initiatives to become better.
So essentially, we’re seeing weak emotional intelligence (EI), defined by self-awareness, self management, relationship awareness and relationship management. The Stubborn Boss is unaware of an underlying insecurity. Their position is their security. It’s as if they are saying “I’m the Boss, so I must be right”. They look for respect from others by holding firm to their convictions, even when it seems illogical.
What people can do to survive? Here are several strategies that you can try......
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Intolerable Bosses 29, 30, 34, 38, 42, 47, 51, 55, 60, 64, 68, 73
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Moody Boss 73
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Team Building 67
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Visionless Bosses: 55
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