On Sep 7, 2011
You want some changes.
You spend a lot of time thinking about and planning changes.
You think about and plan many types of changes: building new things, creating new products and services, changing your behaviour, changing other people’s behaviour, etc.
You come up with new ideas…new ideas you expect will bring about change for the better. When those ideas work and you create change for the better you feel good. When those ideas do not work and there is no change for the better you feel either bad or you have mixed feelings, some bad feelings mixed with some good.
To succeed as a leader you must cause other people to make changes. That’s a big part of your role as leader. Some would argue that’s close to 100% of your role as leader.
Successful leaders cause change for the better. Obviously, people’s behaviour is the fabric of change.
Leaders must cause people to change their behaviour in order to bring about change for the better.
Leaders do that directly or indirectly; they get it done one way or they get it done another way.
Leaders must get it done, because that’s the essence of their role.
Here’s a philosophy and shortcut to that end:
Remember that when you want to make some changes at your business.