When you want to catalyze change across your organization, learn how to start this by articulating the problem you see, the opportunity for the organization, and your vision for how it can achieve that opportunity.
- When Bill Gates at Microsoft finally realized the tsunami…of the internet was threatening his company's…core businesses of operating systems and applications,…he wrote a letter to his employees detailing his vision…for the ways he believed his company needed…to rapidly transform itself.…And when Google's Sundar Pichai saw…the transformational impact of machine learning software,…what we call artificial intelligence or AI,…he wrote a note telling the organization,…we need to become the AI company.…
So, now you want to catalyze change…across your organization, you're going to need to start…by articulating the problem you see,…the opportunity for the organization,…and your vision for how it can achieve that opportunity.…Whether or not you're actually going…to send a letter to your coworkers,…you obviously need a well-defined vision…so you know what you'll say to enlist others in your cause.…But don't just knock out a PowerPoint deck,…you need to tell a story.…Appeal to the heads and the hearts…of the people you wanna have join you on the journey.…
- Recall the benefits of using personal power to lead in a flat organization.
- Name the main tactic of the opponents of change.
- Determine when a top-down approach to leading change is appropriate.
- List the two elements present in a team that is proficient at change.
- Identify the most important capability when considering a candidate for a position on an innovative team.
- Define “responsible change.”
- Recognize the appropriate time to encourage 10x thinking.