Why Change Now?
What type of leader is important in organizational change? Here’s a short story – Doug had a boss named Bill. Bill was an easy guy to talk to, open and authentic. Then Bill took a role with another company and moved on after a two-year run with Doug. Bill was replaced by John, an experienced veteran in the industry with a proven record of results. John was an imposing, judgmental and powerful person. There was this air of distrust about John that most people saw and in meetings most attendees deferred to his ‘suggestions’. He infected everyone on the leadership team – his reports began to cover their asses and distrust one another, even though they had worked very well before under Bill. What type of leader are you?
“Our cultures – whether on teams, companies, civic groups and even in our families – evolves continuously, whether we want them to or not. The rhythm changes in response to a shifting context, environment and interpersonal dynamics.”