Implementing change can be difficult for even the most experienced leaders; as they say, even the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Mistakes happen, things go wrong and it’s all too easy for people to return to how it used to be. Being so notoriously difficult to implement, it’s no wonder people are afraid of change and so cling desperately onto the familiar. However, in most cases, refusing to change is simply not an option. This is especially true in the ever-changing world of business.
For companies to keep up they must be able to change and it is ultimately the leaders job to make this happen.
I have been implementing and supporting change for over 26 years across five continents. During this time, I have seen countless leaders take on the task of implementing change, with varying degrees of success. In all those leaders who have implemented and sustained change successfully, the same key components are always evident. Transcending leadership styles, these key components can be seen in the way they think, the way they act and the things they do. In this infographic, I have pieced together the 30 main aspects that I believe are essential to leading change successfully.
Use each piece when implementing your next initiative and you’re sure to find leading change less puzzling.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of what you must do to successfully lead change but each piece highlights one thing: implementing change must start from the top down. Feel free to get in touch if you can think of any more essential pieces to add to the puzzle or if you would like support in any change activity. With an expert team of Business Improvement consultants and a wide range of training options, we will discuss your difficulties and pick the perfect option for you and your organisation.