By Chris Gandy
A clear challenge faced by many leaders is to inspire their organisations to change. And it is a tough job for as Woodrow Wilson once said:
“If you want to make enemies, try to change something”
People resist change and in many cases need a great deal of encouragement to embrace a new way of doing things. So how do good leaders do it? How do they make change happen?
Essentially there are three steps:
- Illuminate the issue – Good leaders cast a spot light on the problem to be solved.
- Clearly articulate the final outcome – How will our world look when the issue has been dealt with?
- Provide a firm set of stairs between 1 & 2. – Now we understand exactly where we are now and where we want to be, it’s then a matter of bridging the gap with manageable bites.
Do you need to get a change happening either in yourself or in others? Try these three steps. Sounds simple but it works.
Chris is the founder of Cause & Effective. Our cause is to help cause-based organisations to more effectively deliver on their causes.