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Leadership & Organization Development Journal

ISSN: 0143-7739
Incorporates: Participation and Empowerment: An International Journal

Online from: 1980

Subject Area: Organization Studies

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Complex adaptive leading-ship and open-processional change processes

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Title:Complex adaptive leading-ship and open-processional change processes
Author(s):Randal Ford, (Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)
Citation:Randal Ford, (2010) "Complex adaptive leading-ship and open-processional change processes", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 31 Iss: 5, pp.420 - 435
Keywords:Leaders, Organizational change, Uncertainty management
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/01437731011056443 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – This paper aims to determine what leader-leading competencies enable management of turbulent, uncertain change and what principles from a complex adaptive systems perspective constitute it.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is a qualitative research case study.

Findings – It is found that there are three leading-ship competencies: administrative, adaptive and enabling.

Originality/value – The paper illustrates that complex adaptive organizations oblige leaders to view differently organizational networks and their role within such networks.

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