How well do you handle change? How well do you do change? Change illustration: write the word attitude Now write the word attitude with the hand that you do not write with



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Don’t walk -you might stumble

Don’t run -you might fall

Don’t live- you might die

Don’t change – you might grow

9. The followers lack respect for the leader. The higher the Credibility the better

potential for change. Ask for their heart before asking for their hand.
YOU GOTTA LOVE’EM BEFORE YOU CAN LEAD’EM

10. The leader is susceptible to feelings of personal criticism

Every organization goes through cycles

Create, conserve, criticize, change

Stage 1

Create

Stage 4 Stage 2

Change Conserve

Stage 3

Criticize
Stages 1 and 4 are the offensive functions of an organization.

Stages 2 and 3 are the defensive functions.

Either the creators handle criticism positively and begin to make changes or they will be replaced by those who will embrace change and therefore create.
11. Change may mean personal loss. We are tuned in to WIIFM what’s in it for me?
12. Change requires additional commitment. We are going to a new level.

13. Narrow – mindedness thwarts acceptance of new ideas.

Ideas are usually rejected - then tolerated - then accepted
14. Traditions resists Change

How many people does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: four. One to change the bulb and three to reminisce about how good the old light bulb was.”
As a leader you have to know the timing of doing a change.

The wrong decision at the wrong time = disaster

The wrong decision at the right time = mistake

The right decision at the wrong time = unacceptance

The right decision at the right time = success

As a leader you need to know the way people are.

PEOPLE CHANGE WHEN THEY HURT ENOUGH THEY HAVE TO CHANGE

PEOPLE CHANGE WHEN THEY LEARN ENOUGH THEY WANT TO CHANGE

PEOPLE CHANGE WHEN THEY RECEIVE ENOUGH THEY ARE ABLE TO CHANGE
The leader must recognize when people are in one of these three stages as well as create the atmosphere that bring about the stages.

Creating a climate for Change


Human behavior studies show that people do not basically resist change; they resist “being changed.”

1. The leader must develop a trust with people.
It is great when the people believe in the leader but it is more wonderful when the leader believes in the people.”
The more people trust the leader the more willing they will be to accept the leader’s proposed changes.
Abraham Lincoln “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his true friend. Next, probe to discover what he wants to accomplish.”
2. The leader must make personal changes before asking others to change.

Everyone is interested in changing the world but no one is interested in changing themselves.
3. Good leaders understand the history of the organization



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