The Big C – Change

Why is change so hard?
Most of us resist change, holding tight to old ways of doing things and wanting our worlds to remain the same. Resistance to change can be so strong, often in spite of overwhelming evidence it would improve our lives significantly, we still dig our heels in. In fact, research indicates only one in nine people who have had a heart attack alter their lifestyles.
Similarly, business leaders can get stuck in a rut, using traditional ways of leadership, which are no longer effective.

22From”Quiet Leadership” by David Rock

As a leader, your role is to effect change. In Inc.com Magazine, Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings have made significant contributions to modern business practices, says ‘….change is the norm. To be sure, it is painful and risky, and above all, it requires a great deal of very hard work. But unless an organization sees that its task is to lead change, that organization–whether a business, a university, or a hospital–will not survive. In a period of rapid structural change the only organizations that survive are the “change leaders.” ‘.
(http://www.inc.com/magazine/19990601/804.html)
How do you break out of old habits and transform your own leadership skills?
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Excellent leaders are always looking to improve performance. Training, mentoring, and coaching workshops and programs offer the opportunity for leaders to increase awareness, reduce their own resistance to change and transform leadership behaviors. By improving your skills and understanding your issues with change, you can understand the challenges your teams face and be more empathetic in your approach.
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Leaders need to be willing to stretch and change, giving them the skills to understand how to inspire their teams to follow them on the journey.

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