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Leaders in Transitions: The Tensions at Work As New Leaders Take Charge

Leaders in Transitions: The Tensions at Work As New Leaders Take Charge

This book undertakes to understand how leaders experience their transition into a new job.

Author(s): Richard Elsner, Gilles Amado

Publisher: Karnak Books

Date of publication: 2007

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Rather than offering ready-made formulas, this book undertakes to understand how leaders experience their transition into a new job. This period is shown to be a very delicate time, when leaders are confronted with complex questions: What should I retain from the past? How fast should I push change? Should I get close to people or keep my distance? Should I adopt a participative or authoritarian management style? Should I make decisions right away, or take time to observe and learn? These dilemmas – along with many others – must be resolved by new leaders depending on their particular situation in order to make this critical transition successfully.