In pursuit of shiny objects, leaders start one change after another after another. How can constant change create resistance, skepticism, and frustration? Learn how to be successful in the relay race of change.
- Have you ever worked with a leader who loved new ideas?…He or she would read about a new approach…to productivity, sales, leadership, or employee engagement…and would decide it needed to be implemented immediately.…The issue in the relay race of change…is pursuing the new shiny object…without sufficient time to get the full benefits…of the previous shiny new object.…Let's break down what happens…when the relay race of change begins.…
A leader has an idea…and decides that something needs to be done.…For example, they read about digital disruption…and decides that the organization…needs a digital transformation strategy.…The idea is passed on to a manager.…The manager needs to implement this change…with his or her employees.…All the while, the leader is onto the next idea.…This breeds an endless catch up game.…With this in mind,…it makes sense why change initiatives fail to deliver.…
But what specifically makes them fail?…Well, let me share two stumbling blocks…to successful change.…One, leaders assume that everyone is excited as they are…
- Define and describe the change curve.
- Describe how leaders can either facilitate or block successful change.
- Summarize ways to promote resilience during change.
- Explain how to use the power of positive and negative emotions to generate the emotion that creates change.
- Cite the different approaches to using language to manage change.
- Name the best way for a manager to help the team process change.
- Define a change vision.