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Published: March 25, 2008

 
 

Anyone Around Here Nervous?

It’s okay to be either a leader or an informed and aware follower; you can achieve success as either one. But what you don’t want to be in this age of anxiety — in truth, a very difficult period for individuals — is someone who is merely wondering what is happening.

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Art Kleiner (kleiner_art@strategy-business.com) is editor-in-chief of strategy+business. A new edition of his 1996 book on the history of corporate change, The Age of Heretics, will be published by Wiley Books in 2008.
 
 
 
 
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Resources

  1. Robert L. Dilenschneider, The Corporate Communications Bible (New Millennium Entertainment, 2000): An exploration of public relations from a veteran in the field.
  2. Robert L. Dilenschneider, The Critical 2nd Phase of Your Professional Life: Keys to Success for Ages 35 to 50 and Beyond (Citadel, 2003): A guide to navigating a career for people approaching middle age.
  3. Art Kleiner, “Fearlessness: The Last Organizational Change Strategy,” s+b Leading Ideas Online, 9/25/07: Margaret Wheatley comments on the dilemmas facing anxiety-ridden individuals.
  4. Christopher Vollmer, Always On: Advertising, Marketing, and Media in an Era of Consumer Control (McGraw-Hill, 2008): A marketer’s guide to the new media environment and the opportunities it presents.
  5. Steven Wheeler, Walter McFarland, and Art Kleiner, “A Blueprint for Strategic Leadership,” s+b, Winter 2007: For the leader who wants to be a “stem-winder,” how to get the most from the context around you.
 
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