leading change

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Leading Change: Why Do Many Leaders Struggle to Create a Vision

Leading ChangeIn today’s business reality the level of complexity and the increased rate of change cause challenges for many leaders. Motivating people to change direction, building new strategies, transforming business models, and adopting new ways of collaboration. Quite a job! Especially in these times it is crucial for leaders to have a clear vision of the future. And this is not textbook talk.

Aad Boot's picture

Leading Change: Why Do Many Leaders Struggle to Create a Vision

Leading ChangeIn today’s business reality the level of complexity and the increased rate of change cause challenges for many leaders. Motivating people to change direction, building new strategies, transforming business models, and adopting new ways of collaboration. Quite a job! Especially in these times it is crucial for leaders to have a clear vision of the future. And this is not textbook talk.

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Leading Change: How Focus Creates Sustainable Change

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. Leaders who are able to create and maintain a good and shared focus are far more successful than those who aren’t! But what is a good focus?

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Leader – the change driver?

 

As we move into the future, we experience both changes and opportunities in the business world that challenge us in ways we have never experienced in the past. Life is full of changes, some good and some bad. Imagine this, when clouds roll in and thunder is heard in the distance, it is an indication of change in weather patterns. Just as with the weather, change can be indicators of storms presenting unexpected and chaotic measures. These changes can bring uncertainty, conflict, and confusion. So, is change a bad thing?

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Leading Change Requires the Right Motivation, Map, and Message

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

The right motivation for a change initiative or mission, means you are focused on arranging operations so employees can better succeed at their jobs to better manufacture products, provide services and/or meet customers’ needs.

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Two interesting websites (particularly on leading change)

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.

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Book Club: Epic Change by Timothy Clark

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:

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Center For Creative Leadership Research: What should leadership look like today?

Center for Creative LeadershipHub Member Kate has asked us if it's time for a new model of leadership and what it should look like if so. Our friends at The Center for Creative Leadership have been researching this.