Table of Quotes â€“ Leading Change
|“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
|“People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!”
â€” Peter Senge
|“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
â€”John F. Kennedy
|<“Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got. “
â€” Peter Drucker
|“We would rather be ruined than changed, We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die.”
â€” W. H. Auden
|<“One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.”
â€” Robert E. Quinn
|“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.”
â€” Niccolo Machiavelli
|<“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.”
â€” Washington Irving Tales of a Traveler (1824)
|“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.”
â€” J. Paul Getty
|<“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”
â€” Woodrow Wilson
Listed above are famous quotes about change and leading change. As researchers and scholars, we realize that support of such claims and assertions are imperative to our credibility and to avoid bias. For this assignment, choose four of the above quotes, and then prove or disprove them based on the scholarly research that you find. In an argumentative essay, present your rebuttal to the quote or your support for the quote. Be sure to give your reader a clear summary of the quote, and then explain why this quote is acceptable or unacceptable. Avoid bias in your responses, and instead support your views as you will do in your upcoming dissertation research.
Length: 8 pages, not including the title and reference pages
References: Support your work with a minimum of eight scholarly resources.
Your essay should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.