No takers on leading change?
CEB Research –
What tools or models do you think are most helpful to people leading change?
When you see someone who just has a knack for championing change, what characteristic/trait sticks out to you? (What makes them great?)
Aware of stakeholders
What are often overlooked execution strategies leaders miss as they get wrapped up on “doing the change”?
Celebrating small wins
Anticipating resistance –
more info on Pre-Mortems Slow down to move fast – aligning on the front end
Knowing when it’s ok to direct change vs allow for more collective intelligence/wisdom of the crowd –
Kerber and Buono research (this is a bit more academic but good stuff)
How can the leader solidify the change in the culture?
Provide opportunities for 2-way conversation with employees
Communicate, communicate, communicate
Reward the right behaviors
Modeling what you want to see in others
Select people who align with and advance the culture you are building
Know when to change talent on a project team to reinvigorate a change
What strategies do you use to personally cope with change?
Reminding myself that it’s usually not as bad as I assume it will be
Focus on gratitude even in the midst of pain
Not ignore our feelings
Giving up control
Being intentional about how you are spending your social time and making sure you are not isolating yourself
How do you help those who struggle with resistance to change?
Not passing judgment when someone is struggling
Provide personal examples
Change style indicator –
brochure William Bridges’
What change books and resources have been helpful?
It seems like all industries, fields, even hobbies are changing a lot based on digital and other trends. How do you stay on top – or in front, when possible – of these changes?
Think of other ways to do things you do today especially ways to use digital tools differently
Twitter and LinkedIn helps connect global thought leaders
Conferences or Professional development sessions and organizations
Girls’ Trip Elephant Adventure pictures – Sandy on an elephant at the Indianapolis Zoo