Change leadership has five critical aspects each of them essential for leaders to grip resilience and create an environment where people feel good about change
Business as usual is yesterdays news, what went before no longer exists and the new normal looks very different
CHANGE: The Big Leadership Challenge
Demands of leaders have never been greater. Against a back drop of digitisation, disruption and globalisation (and unexpected global pandemics) – there has been a gear shift in the demand from leaders to do 3 things:
To lead and deliver fast paced change whilst trying to prevent burnout
To keep people engaged and motivated whilst focusing on performance
To build resilience whilst trying to enable employees to flourish through the uncertainty
Resilience is king
In the same way that “you’re on mute” became the quote for 2020, the word resilience became a buzzword of 2020. We see resilience in 3 ways:
Business as usual is yesterday’s news – leaders need to be able to pivot at pace
If you’re not leading change, you’re not leading anything
Personal resilience is super important and infinitely teachable
“If you want to align the whole organisation to the new direction of travel and effectively execute culturally against that new direction, you need leaders who are effective at leading and landing change and become the evangelisers for change”
Change leadership has five critical aspects – each of them essential for leaders to grip resilience and create an environment where people feel good about change.
1. Create Clarity
Helping leaders to turn strategy in to a memorable narrative that connects people to the changes ahead
2. Engage People
Helping leaders become the evangelisers and story tellers to connect people to the clarity they have so carefully crafted.
3. Create The Climate
Helping leaders create a climate where people are trusted, permission is extended, blockers are removed and waste is eliminated so that change thrives.
4. Encourage Behaviours
Helping leaders with the small but brilliant bits of human science that you just need to know how to tap into. in order to get the best out of people.
5. Inspire Resilience
Helping leaders become teachers and inspirers in building resilient mind-sets and strategies to help people cope with the bonkers world we live in.