Dear Change Leader, Change Yourself.

by blogadmin 3. June 2019 02:37

  

 Rhoda Kreuzer | Leadership In Action | Leadership Edition 

Why is change so difficult at work? Often, it's because leadership uses a logical approach to deal with the implementation of a new process, but ignores the emotional side of the equation. Put yourself in your others' desk chairs when it comes to change:

(1) It is unknown. We can't be sure if the change will be positive or if it will work.

(2) It requires us to change our pattern of behavior. Most people enjoy a routine pattern or a way of doing things. Change disrupts our routine. 

(3) It requires energy. Most of us would rather continue our current practice because it takes less work. We prefer autopilot mode.

(4) I am losing something of value. Most of us feel that with change we lose something important. Something we value about our status, our work, our relationships. We may even feel that we are out of control. 

You may think the ability to empathize and fully understand what's going on in a team member's head is easy, but today's leaders need to be REAL change leaders. Draw people into the story by making them active participants. The trick is to uitilize your soft skills and address the real concern of what's in it for them. Great change leaders make people see the positive side of change, show them how they will learn, grow, and improve, and make the status quo seem unappealing.

Personal Challenge:
With upcoming changes that need to be made, what can you do to improve your own soft skills? In what ways can you involve your team in the change process? How can you include them in the journey? Where can you demonstrate your enthusiasm and gratitude for their roles in making your company thrive and become even more successful?

Here's wishing you great success in all that you do! 

The Seeds of Sustainable Success

by blogadmin 22. April 2019 02:26

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." ~Robert Stevenson

Our tendency is to look at the bank account or sales figures each day to determine if we are successful. You may be working hard on long-term projects that will not show results in the short-term. The real question is not whether you are seeing sales today, but rather what you are doing that will produce the greatest results long-term.

While leaders must balance the need for short-term sales with the long-term goals; the short-term gains will not predict sustainable success. If we are investing in the most important things; the things that will make a difference a year or more from now, then we will achieve success. Begin focusing your time and resources on those critical factors and achieve true success.

 

Value Driven Teamwork

by blogadmin 14. January 2019 05:02

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP WEEKLY | TEAM BUILDING EDITION

This quote is a great reminder of what distinguishes great teams:

"The only thing we have is one another. The only competitive advantage we have is the culture and values of the company. Anyone can open up a coffee shop. We have no technology, we have no patent. All we have is the relationship around values of the company and what we bring the customer every day. And we all have to own it." 

~Howard Schultz, Chairman, President, & CEO, Starbucks

Consider the following, if this were true about your team,

-would the values of your company cause you to excel?

-would your culture rise above the rest?

-does everyone on your team own it?

If so, you have a great team. If not, perhaps it's time to consider how you can engage the entire team into your values and culure.

All the Best, 

Rhoda 

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