The organizational change management process is similar to the individual process followed to advance one's career. In this article we adopt Dr. John Kotter's 8-step process for leading change to the individual level and demonstrate how to accelerate your leadership journey.
Transformational leaders need to be disruptive innovators, willing to adapt to the unknown territory ahead. From the C-Suites to the front lines, the skills required to succeed involve the ability to take calculated risks, innovate, collaborate, and engage in authentic leadership.
Innovation in technology is visible in our everyday lives but innovation in leadership isn’t always easy to find. To innovate, a leadership style based in a new philosophy is needed.
This new philosophy is found at the end of a progression from modernism through postmodernism to metamodernism.
It’s easy for professionals to get bogged down in the day-to-day minutia of providing emergency services, running nonprofit organizations, law enforcement departments, and businesses. So how do you maximize your time to drive change?
Leaders will typically spend 70% of their time on routine, sometimes inconsequential matters and 30% on important initiatives. Proficient leaders optimize their 30% while incredible leaders realize immense gains by focusing some of that 30% on their employees.
“Of all the different kinds of human capital, leadership may well be the most rare and precious . . . The key is to break free, if only fleetingly, from the bonds of conventional thinking so as to bring your natural creativity and intellectual independence to the fore.” - Dr. Steven Sample