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Title: Managing the human resource: The challenge of change (notes from presentation)

Author: Latham, Cary;

Date: 1999

Source: In: Eskew, Lane G.; DeYoe, David R.; Burns, Denver P.; Mercier, Jean-Claude, comps. Cooperative strategies for forest science management and leadership in an increasingly complex and globalized world: Proceedings of a workshop; 23- 26 August 1998; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Proceedings RMRS-P-6. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 9-21.

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Description: How do we, as leaders, get people to embrace change rather than resist it. Getting people to embrace change is what psychologists call having a "superordinate goal." In plain English, a superordinate goal is an attainable vision. When psychologists talk about vision, they mean something that is not more than one to three sentences. It is not a silly mission statement that no one reads and nobody remembers. With vision, we are referring in psychology to the power of language. It is a few words to galvanize people and incite them to action. It gives people a cause that they can believe in. Some examples are Churchill, Kennedy, and Iaccoca.

Keywords: benchmarking, forest research, international forestry, leadership

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Latham, Cary. 1999. Managing the human resource: The challenge of change (notes from presentation). In: Eskew, Lane G.; DeYoe, David R.; Burns, Denver P.; Mercier, Jean-Claude, comps. Cooperative strategies for forest science management and leadership in an increasingly complex and globalized world: Proceedings of a workshop; 23- 26 August 1998; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Proceedings RMRS-P-6. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 9-21.

 


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