23 Apr Leadership Qualities That Can Help You Drive Change
With change and restructuring still firmly on the agenda of many New Zealand organisation I was of a mind to look up a number of my archived change management methodologies I have acquired and in some cases designed over the years. It was all good stuff and full of excellent advice on change leadership qualities and checklists like “create a change coalition, complete a change readiness assessment, and align HR practices etc.”. Regrettably I came to the conclusion that these all too typical change methodologies which have not dramatically changed in the last 10-15 years tells us almost nothing about how to help people change. It is not a large leap of faith to make the same assessment that “How” to actually help others and by inference organisations change is not that well understood in leadership and management circles. You could say that a lot of change leadership is trying to facilitate the right sort of thinking in others. This is problematic as we now know all our brains are different and we have varied individual perceptions of how the world works. It seems that change really does need to happen one brain at a time.