From a recent article by Stuart Hayes in YFS:
Change is the core element of growth and in business change requires vision, a driving team as well as a tight context if it is to be produced successfully and favorably. This is why emphatic leadership is so important in a business.
But while inquiring into change, it is very important to not toss the baby out with the bath water simply because, on the flipside to change is the value of consistency which is also essential, particularly in processes that apply to products or services, quality, cashflow or even, to some degree, natural development.
So, this pair of contrary principles have to exist together in a healthy company. How do we achieve that? The solution is to recognize that successful companies require change along with consistency, change being the terrain of business leaders and consistency is the realm of business managers.
Considering these two side by side, it is not hard to see why consistency as well as change (indeed managers and leaders) are often testing to tie together.
In this post, I’m going to look into the core components of skillful leadership including how these components combine to achieve favorable and lasting change. As an experienced leader, the formula I make use of to produce this adaptation entails a simple 4 step process which I strongly recommend, here it is below:
STEP 1 — ASK YOURSELF THE CHALLENGING QUESTIONS
STEP 2– FEELING THE WHY
STEP 3– CREATE A SIMPLE, STRAIGHTFORWARD PLAN OF ACTION
STEP 4– ACCOMPLISH POSITIVE & SUSTAINABLE CHANGE.
Notably, as leader, the code of conduct or ‘context’ you establish around your team as well as its behavior is critical to their capacity to stick together and then attain outcomes. Your team will look to you to live up to this code at all times and when you do it will certainly begin to take a life of its own.
This is where staying on track and also achieving positive and lasting change needs your personal dedication, courage as well as discipline: following the message you preach and then connecting with your team in a genuine way when delivering it is important.
Your capability to produce and cultivate a solid context is directly proportional to your capacity to do these things, and with a solid context your group will self regulate; self align; move mountains; and produce the favorable and lasting changes you seek.
My suggestion– Take a deep breath and be prepared to be human, to acknowledge error and to be open to change yourself. You will be respected and followed as a leader in a far more compelling manner when you have the courage to do these things.
For more detailed information refer to the original article here