How often have we experienced listening to someone running as a candidate for some office repeatedly campaign using the slogan, Change?
In order to contemplate accurately, and comprehend when change might be indicated, we need to understand what change is. We also have to be aware which changes and approaches make the most sense. The quality leader evaluates all the nuances and necessities of the particular organization, and how the best method of evolving would best serve the group.
It is essential to pay attention to the adage about avoiding throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Avoid merely changing for change sake or as some sort of rhetorical exercise or campaign slogan.
Change Should Lead to Organizational Improvement
Changing will only achieve what it should when the politician or business person becomes transformed. Not once he is elected to a statesman or appointed into an executive position, and prioritizes improving and enhancing. Therefore, a great leader must realize fully that change only counts when it leads you and your organization to IMPROVE!
- Forget all the empty rhetoric and the easy way out of blaming others and finding fault! Rather, approach what needs to be done with realistic, doable and creative ideas that address obstacles and challenges. Once a leader identifies the needs, he must remain consistent and true to his ideology. They must also be willing to take a stand and introduce new systems that he wants to integrate into his organization’s approaches and heritage.
- Avoid empty rhetoric and the tendency to overly rely on mere words. Show others what methods you would like to make the new modus operandi.
- When a leader begins with a proper perception, he becomes capable of utilizing a priority-based approach, and place it into operation. This will help the organization in creating the standard methodology of the organization and its stakeholders.
- Meaningful changes only come about when a leader follows the 4 R’s approach and philosophy. His recommendations must combine being relevant, with also being realistic and reasonable. This must lead to a comprehensive and shared mindset that the desired and desirable goals are indeed reasonable.
- Our greatest leaders create an atmosphere where the most can be accomplished and achieved because it will optimize opportunities while minimizing objections.
- In essence, the goal of a leader’s approach must be to strengthen the vital vision, while making his group consistently more vibrant.
- The only time that change will count is when it moves an organization progressively and consistently towards energizing experiences. This will create an enriched and evolved group, that will thus become more sustainable.
Unless a leader knows how he will change something, and why, change may often be less than impactful and/or helpful. Always ask that individual how it will lead to a group which will IMPROVE.