Summary Of Leading Change By Eisenhower

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As Supreme Allied Commander, Eisenhower was a successful strategic leader because he was able to identify and manage his external environment while implementing his vision. Using the concepts by Bullis and Gerras, will illustrate how Eisenhower identified and managed his external environment. Eisenhower also demonstrated two of Kotter’s change model stages by creating the guiding coalition and empowering broad-based action while implementing his vision. Eisenhower’s relentless opposition from Prime Minister Churchill and his team over the Transportation Plan demonstrated his ability to identify and manage the external environment. It also demonstrated his ability to implement a vision using Kotter’s stages in the change model. Bullis discusses …show more content…

Prime Minister Churchill along with leaders from the American and British Allied staff opposed the Transportation Plan, arguing that the plan would endanger too many French civilians. Eisenhower used interpretation as suggested in the model to help him with the “process of framing the solution”. Daft and Weick point out the challenges of defining what information is important, where to focus attention to define meaning. Eisenhower argued that the Transportation Plan was the means for the air force to support the forces to get ashore and stay there. Eisenhower had the authority to proceed, but he recognized the importance of getting the nasty conflict resolved by compromise. Eisenhower recognized the importance and potential effects this conflict with stakeholders could have on future …show more content…

Eisenhower’s vision was: “his unfailing commitment to the conception that the war would be won only by American's and Briton's fighting together." The stage of creating the guiding coalition, was focused on “building an effective team based on trust and a common goal.” Although there was ongoing conflict on Eisenhower’s’ Allied staff, he was able use his experience to gain trust for Overlord based on previous operations. He was able to build and effective team where they focused on the common goal of the stated mission: “undertake operations aimed at the heart of Germany and the destruction of her armed

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