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Anna Montgomery, MPA

Anna Montgomery earned her MPA at USC Price and is pursuing her EdD at USC Rossier.
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Crossing the Bridge to Leadership: 7 Steps to Changing Careers

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2018 11:41:07 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Leadership Development


The organizational change management process 
is similar to the individual process followed to advance one's career. In this article we adopt Dr. John Kotter's 8-step process for leading change to the individual level and demonstrate how to accelerate your leadership journey.

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Transformational Leadership Style: 7 Traits Of Transformative Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2018 12:34:50 PM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Leadership Styles

Transformational leaders need to be disruptive innovators, willing to adapt to the unknown territory ahead. From the C-Suites to the front lines, the skills required to succeed involve the ability to take calculated risks, innovate, collaborate, and engage in authentic leadership.

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Metamodern Leadership Style: 21st Century Avant-Garde

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2018 11:40:11 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Leadership Styles

Innovation in technology is visible in our everyday lives but innovation in leadership isn’t always easy to find. To innovate, a leadership style based in a new philosophy is needed. 

This new philosophy is found at the end of a progression from modernism through postmodernism to metamodernism.

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Leadership Development: 6 Steps to Becoming a Superboss

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2018 3:42:18 PM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Leadership Development


It’s easy for professionals to get bogged down in the day-to-day minutia of providing emergency services, running nonprofit organizations, law enforcement departments, and businesses. So how do you maximize your time to drive change?

Leaders will typically spend 70% of their time on routine, sometimes inconsequential matters and 30% on important initiatives. Proficient leaders optimize their 30% while incredible leaders realize immense gains by focusing some of that 30% on their employees. 

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Contrarian Leadership Style: 6 Ways Contrarians Think Differently

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2018 3:41:25 PM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Leadership Styles

“Of all the different kinds of human capital, leadership may well be the most rare and precious . . . The key is to break free, if only fleetingly, from the bonds of conventional thinking so as to bring your natural creativity and intellectual independence to the fore.” - Dr. Steven Sample

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