The Change Agent's Dilemma: How to Influence Change Without Authority


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The position of internal change agent – wherever it falls in the organization – can be a tricky one. You are responsible for influencing the organization, usually without the direct authority to do so. This show explores the different ways to influence organizational change, from the point of view of someone who is not calling the shots.

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