Making Change Happen



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:

  1. Illuminate the issue – Good leaders cast a spot light on the problem to be solved.
  2. Clearly articulate the final outcome – How will our world look when the issue has been dealt with?
  3. 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.

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