The Key to the successful management leadership of organizational development

In their 2009 article, Darling and Heller contend that “The Key to the successful management leadership of organizational development in today’s era of dynamic changes is thereby embedded in the leader’s thoughts and feelings.” The authors identify four leadership strategies they believe are necessary for organizational excellence: attention through vision, meaning through communication, trust through positioning, and confidence through respect.

Based on other readings for this course, and referencing at least one other article, comment on the extent to which you agree with the assertion made by Darling and Heller that a leader’s thoughts and feelings are paramount in determining the leader’s success and therefore the success of the organization. Do you believe that Darling and Heller have identified a new approach to management in turbulent times? Why or why not?