Successful Change Requires Listening and Storytelling
It seems to be hard wired in the human condition to dislike change. Some of us are more welcoming of it than others, and when you are in management you can really feel the push-back from those desperately wanting to avoid it. Why does this happen and is there any way around it? It happens because far too often we as leaders are more interested in presenting the strong case of why it needs to happen, trying to convince that it is for their good, rather than pausing for a moment and just listening. Remember when we used to have true conversations and tried to understand through someone else’s eyes? That just may be a good idea today if you want to execute successful change. While you’re at it, if you can perfect your storytelling abilities, you may have found a strong combo to support the upcoming change initiative. This podcast will provide insights on executing successful change, and you’ll get a bonus discussion about innovation, the key ingredient to successful innovation and how to understand the trends and create disruption in the marketplace. Are you producing great ideas that people will buy?
Steve Caldwell is an executive mentor and coach to managers and leaders who desire to excel in their career and become the leader others want to follow. Steve is a leadership expert, host of the Manager Mojo podcast and author of the book Manager Mojo – Be the Leader Others Want to Follow. (www.ManagerMojo.com)
Steve also coaches his followers not only on how to become great leaders, but how to effectively coach and lead their employees to find satisfaction and fulfillment from their jobs and life.
Having started his work career at the savvy age of 13, Steve is also currently CEO of Predictive People Analytics based in San Francisco, CA, a firm specializing in helping leaders increase sales, reduce turnover, and attract key talent. (www.PredictivePeopleAnalytics.com)