Leading Change – Creating a Powerful Guiding Coalition

Putting together the right people to lead and manage the change initiative is critical to its success. It needs visible support from key people through out your organization. You must find the right people, instill in them a significant level of trust, and develop a shared objective.

Leading Change – do you have a great vision?

A great vision needs to be about the future but it will fail if it is not firmly rooted in the present. You may wish to change the organization but you can’t ignore its history, culture and organization. Most of all you need to make sure there is a connection to its values.

Leading Change – deciding who leads!

Last week I wrote about putting a group together to lead your change – creating a guiding coalition (Kotter Stage 3). This group needs to include both managers and leaders and they will work together as a team.  The managers will keep the process under control while the leaders will drive the change. A group […]

Leading Change – Creating a Powerful Guiding Coalition

Putting together the right people to lead and manage the change initiative is critical to its success. It needs visible support from key people through out your organization. You must find the right people, instill in them a significant level of trust, and develop a shared objective.

Leading Change – bad advice and frightening people!

People need the truth about change and as much information as you can give them about how it is going to affect them. You need to tell them what you know and what you don’t know and how you are going to bridge that gap. But don’t let rip! That way lies panic!

Leading Change – knowing what a sense of urgency really means!

If change is to be accomplished successfully then people need to be focused and have a sense that they are in control. They need to see that there are real opportunities alongside the threat. This will allow them to be alert and proactive – able to act on their own initiative in taking the change forward. With a team that is confident in its leader with a true sense of urgency, change can be sustained and it is far less stressful.