vs. Intuitive Leader
just announcing it without defrosting the status quo and picturing a
better future. The response to this approach generally
creates rigidity and higher
explains why change is needed, discusses change with stakeholders,
invites feedback and suggestions, holds meetings. This creates a more
Inspirational Business Plan
Risk Management Strategy:
"You never change something by fighting the
existing reality. To change something, build
a new model that makes the existing model
The 8 Stage Change Process
By John P. Kotter
Defrost a hardened status quo:
Establish a sense of urgency...
Technology of Achievement
Success: 5 Steps
Set your brain on the path toward achieving
your goal so that it's working on it all day long –
traveling the actual path will then become much
Leadership and Management
Leading, Not Managing
Because management deals mostly
with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, we are going to have to try to become much more skilled at creating
Only leadership can blast through the many sources of
motivate the actions
needed to alter behavior in any significant way. Only leadership can get
change to stick, by anchoring it in the very
culture of the organization...
Create Change →
proactive innovators and
game-changers who create
They transforms markets, the society and the nature of
So what separates
extraordinary leaders from proponents of the status quo?
break the rules. Except, not in an arbitrary or capricious
way. When you look at examples of extraordinary leadership, like
the Founding Fathers of the United States or
Jack Welch of
GE, certain practices or principles become apparent.
To start, there is a
declaration of what the future will be. There is also a
purpose, something to stand for. And finally, there is a clearly
has been with the
since 1960. Having taken GE with a market capitalization of about $12 billion,
Jack Welch turned it into one of the largest and most admired companies in the
world, with a market value of about $500 billion, when he stepped down as its
CEO 20 years later, in 2000.
from Jack Welch
Although Jack Welch is "the celebrated
leader of a global manufacturer often noted for its technological prowess,
he has utilized a very human process to
through GE's vast organization. Having respect for the individual as a
pivotal force in
Welch created a model of exceptional performance every
can learn from...
A Leader's Mood: The Dimmer
Switch of Performance
Manage the Emotions of Change. Be particularly mindful of how you
manage emotions if your organization is undergoing change
– how you handle emotions during
these crucial times can help or hinder the change process.
It's a known fact that if the resistance to
change is emotional, it is the hardest form of resistance to overcome. As
the leader handling a change initiative, don't avoid the emotions that
accompany the change process. Set the mood and manage the emotions
– or they will manage you...
Overcome Resistance to Change:
KoRe 10 Tips
Keep People In The Know
empower others by keeping them "in the know," by keeping
them fully informed on everything that effects their jobs," says
Brian Tracy. "People want and need to feel that they are
“insiders,” that they are aware of everything that is going on.
There is nothing so demoralizing to a staff member than to be
kept in the dark about their work and what is going on in the
Give People Time To Digest
a New Idea...
Understanding What's Going On in the Real World...
A Clue to Successful Change Management...
and External Sources of Changes...
Five Drivers of Change...
Change Management Is Not Problem Solving...
Change Before You Have To...
Business with an Outsider's Eyes...
Create Change for Competitive Advantage...
Creating Change: Twin Strategies...
Creating Change: Steps to Establishing a New Balance...
How To Ask Searching Questions...
How To Make Big Changes...
for Dealing with Resistance to Change...
Make Quick Decisions...
Manage Organizational Change...
Employees to Embrace Change...
Tips for Setting and Communicating the Vision...
Beer's Formula for Leading Change...
Ability to Change...
Successful Change Efforts...