Change is difficult and requires skillful leadership to navigate it well. Sometimes it feels like ninety percent of a leaders job is producing change while ninety percent of people don’t like change! So when a leader enters into the dangerous waters of change he must move wisely. As you consider the next change you’re going to initiate ask yourself the following questions…
CHECKLIST FOR CHANGE…
- What problem am I trying to address by making a change? (Do others see this same problem?)
- Have I taken the time to build relational equity so others will trust and follow my leadership through this change?
- Have I enlisted the support of key influencers in the organization to act as ambassadors for the change?
- Have I listened to others opinions and understand the objections to the change?
- Have I made the purpose of the change clear?
- Have my team and I prayed for wisdom and sought godly counsel regarding this potential change?
- Have I laid out a reasonable timetable for the change? (Often leaders try to make changes too fast)
- Do I have a plan for effectively communicating the change?
Are you about to make a major change? What is your next step?