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Strategic leadership in permanent whitewater

Michael F. Kipp (Speaker, Consultant and Executive Coach who works with leaders and governing boards who want to “write the next chapter” for their organizations and themselves. He may be reached through

Handbook of Business Strategy

ISSN: 1077-5730

Article publication date: 1 December 2005



A whitewater ride calls for a particular type of leader – one with an acute sensitivity to the situation, a high degree of personal autonomy and the ability to discern and convey to others how things might play out more favorably for everybody. With the rapids as a backdrop, the author considers seven fundamental lessons on strategic leadership when navigating “permanent whitewater,” drawing on his career and experience as an executive coach and consultant.



Kipp, M.F. (2005), "Strategic leadership in permanent whitewater", Handbook of Business Strategy, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 163-170.



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