13: Three Tips for Leading People Through Change PART ONE

Every leader is a change agent.? How is that going for you??? Are you getting them to change their minds?? Getting people from Point A to Pointbigstock-From-Point-A-To-Point-B-41405269 B can be easy…. or very convoluted!


Please listen to this podcast!? It can change the way you view change!? This is the first of a two part podcast on leading change.? Three tips here, and then three in the next podcast.


Three Tips for Leading People through Change

Anyone in leadership has to change things. ?The only constant is change. ?And change is accelerating due to the internet and globalization.

  1. Number One: God is the Ultimate Change Agent
  2. Number Two:? Change is Urgent
  3. Number Three: Lead Change with Vision

We live in times of change!!
“In times of change? learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” ?? Robin Cook, Abduction

People used to ask me all the time, “Are we done yet?” ?Kind of like the kids asking? “are we there yet?”? The answer is….

You never get there.
Because the world keeps changing!!!

For any student of history, change is the law of life.? Any attempt to contain it guarantees an explosion down the road; the more rigid the adherence to the status quo, the more violent the ultimate outcome will be. (Henry Kissinger)

I wrote a book a number of years ago (Change is Like a Slinky, Northfield Press) because I was so immersed in change – inheriting an institution that I was being asked to turn around. ?I change everything over the years. ?And now it is time to do it all over again!!!

Quote of the Show: ?Leaders are visionaries with a?poorly developed sense of fear?and no concept?of the odds against them.-Robert Jarvick – Artifical Heart

Books to recommend:

  • Anything by John Kotter, among his best is “Leading Change”
  • My book, Change is Like a Slinky – Northfield Press




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