Change consultant Gary Lloyd points out that gardeners cannot predict or control their environments. They must balance art and science, proceed through trial and error, then nourish and support their crop. Leaders seeking to effect change in their organizations face similarly unpredictable and interdependent environments they can only influence, not control. The author describes the strategic planning, preparing, planting, pruning, weeding, staking and watering leaders must perform to drive sustained change.
About the Author
Gary Lloyd is an international organizational change consultant and coach. Most of his career was spent in banking and financial markets. He currently serves on the Warwick Business Schools Executive Coaching Panel.
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