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8 Step Leading Change Article Series
Do you have to lead change in your organization? If so, you already know that leading an organizational change effort is a difficult process!
How do you lead change, overcome the resistance of employees and other stakeholders, and improve employee and organizational performance at the same time?
Change guru, John Kotter, once said the following about the difficulty of organizational change:
Needed change can still stall because of inwardly focused cultures, paralyzing bureaucracy, parochial politics, a low level of trust, lack of teamwork, arrogant attitudes, a lack of leadership in middle management, and the general human fear of the unknown. . . . In too many situations, the improvements have been disappointing and the carnage has been appalling, with wasted resources and burned-out, scared, or frustrated employees.
John and other gurus like Kurt Lewin were right! Leading organizational change is not easy. Fortunately, it is not an impossible task either. With thoughtful leadership and implementation, business professionals can tame the change beast.
Introducing: The Free How to Lead Change Effectively Resource Series
All of the content in this free article and video resource series blends real-world business practices with proven research on management and leadership. In this series of articles, I will explain the psychology of change, the process for leading change, and strategies for reinforcing positive change. Let's get started!
The Psychology of Change:
Video: Is Your Organization Ready for Change?
Leading Change (the process):
Video: Why Organizational Change Efforts Fail
Video: 3 Tips for Effective Face-to-Face Communication