Topeka system of change

What is needed for effective leadership of change in organization has been widely debated. Topeka system of leadership for instance provides some aspects of effectively leading change. Developing a vision, establishing team work and empowering members in such teams is essential for sustainable change. Such actions would ensure that sustainable change is achievable as advanced in Kotter’s eight step process of change and also provide ways of establishing leadership from below the organization chart as advanced by Black and Gregersen.

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