A recent article at Harvard Business Review titled, “Why Visionary Leadership Fails,” describes how it is counterproductive to teach managers how to lead change if they aren’t in fact committed to leading the desired change, project, or strategy. If managers become strong change leaders but aren’t aligned with leading the change vision cast by senior leaders, they’re likely to go in their own direction, causing confusion.[Read more…] about Assessing Manager Commitment to Change
Whenever I check in with people several weeks after they’ve taken my Fundamentals of Influencing Change at Work course, I ask which elements of the class have been most helpful now that they’ve had time to start implementing them. Invariably, they start to list the tools and templates they’ve used to gain clarity and make progress.
While I’ve heard that all the tools in the Influence Change at Work™ Toolkit have been useful at one time or another, there are several that come up again and again.[Read more…] about Seven Go-To Change Management Tools
The dictionary definition of Resistance is: Any force that slows down or prevents motion.
Resistance is a scientific term that stems from Newton’s laws of motion. An object in motion stays in motion until subjected to an outside force. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Resistance plays a crucial part in how the universe works.
Without mechanical resistance, your car wouldn’t stop (or start, for that matter). Without electrical resistance, lightbulbs wouldn’t glow. And without change resistance, organizations wouldn’t work.