In the Beyond Buy-in workbook, one of the 5 steps to raising leadership support for your change initiative is to Diagnose the Gap between each leader’s current actions and behaviors and the ones you would like them to demonstrate to better support your change initiative. There are a number of places to look at what causes the gap, and one of them is fear.
Yes, not only do people in general “fear change,” but even leaders have fear of implementing change. Consider these common fears:
- Looking stupid
- Being wrong
- Not being good enough
- Being judged
- Losing popularity
- Inferiority/Not as good as everyone else
- Damaging relationships
- Letting people in
- Being challenged
- Being ignored
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Inquiry: What fears do you have about implementing your initiative?