You hear and read about it everywhere: if you want to create successful and sustained change in your company, it is important to be focused and to transfer that focus to your people and teams. In the turbulence of the daily business reality in which situations change rapidly, in which you are easily swamped by different and changing demands, objectives, and challenges, it is not easy to create focus.
Does your organization need to change to survive in this challenging economy? To lead needed change you must have the right “motivation, map, and message.
The Right Motivation
Hub member Marion Janner has done an incredible job at leading change in mental health service in the UK with her Star Wards initiative. The link to the website gives you some insight into how effective her approach, based on her 'tweak, turn, transform' change framework is being. Well over half the acute mental health wards in the UK have signed up to Marion's initiative, and she won the backing of the Mental Health Commission and other authorities. Extraordinary achievement in leading change, I think.
Hub member Tim Clark sent me his book on change. I like it a lot. Here are some excerpts - from the flyleaf and a few sections that I enjoyed - to give you a taster. I particularly like his points about how the leaders' ability to draw out people's discretionary efforts is more important in success than strategy or other issues that are usually assumed to be primary success factors. I also like his central point that the leader's role is largely one of energy management within an organization; generating, releasing and channeling people's energy:
by Jim Taggart
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