Innovation, technology, and globalization all drive today’s business environment. Change is constant. The world is evolving. Mobile phones, the internet and social media have made communication instantaneous. Information and experiences have overwhelmed the average person to a point of saturation. Life goes on … it’s like a box of chocolates only worse … ya never know what’s coming next. But you know it’s coming. Fast and furious. Today. Tomorrow. Next week. Next month. It’s non-stop.
Change Leadership is a strategic approach that deals with transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations to a desired future state.
The president or CEO of an organization along with the senior staff practice an informal version of change leadership daily. They delicately balance the need to run the business with planning for and creating a future vision of what the business will become. They look a month into the future. A year. Three years. Smaller businesses do this more casually and with fewer confidants. The largest corporations do this with many high-priced advisers – both internal and external. They create and craft a future vision.
Many of you are familiar with Change Management gurus such as John Kotter famous for his 8-Step model for leading change.
Change Management is the theory that develops plans, blueprints, and a model to follow. Nothing wrong with models, I’ve created my own – the Gumption Change Model.
But models should only be used to create a vision. Change is not something that is managed – change is lead. Lead by leaders. That is why I prefer to use the term Change Leadership … and leave the idea of Change Management for theoreticians.
Change leadership is the implementation of the vision. With urgency.
Kotter focuses more on the leadership. Steve works with organizations helping leaders implement their vision. Specifically, Steve works in Kotter’s Step #4: Enlisting the volunteer army. Sharing the vision with employees. Communicating buy in.
Are you in the process of preparing to launch a major change intuitive? Do you need help with the communication process?
Steve Weber works with companies who have a vision for the future, are about to share that vision with their employees and the world, and can’t afford to get it wrong.
Steve Weber is the Change Ambassador. An internal corporate spokesman. A bearer of important news. A prompter for change. Steve takes your message of change and mixes it with Gumption and positivity. He creates buy in.