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Change Management: 10 Steps

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean

Adjusting the sails can be difficult, it's hard work. To be successful the effort must be well led. Periods of change are not business as usual, teams are weakened or strengthened by them. Change management exposes leadership strengths and weaknesses. Get it wrong and the change you should have been able to implement in months can drag on for years, holding your organization back. How prepared is your leadership team to take on the changes you know you must make?

My senior executive career included several significant and successful change efforts - three integrations, the resolution of two labour disputes, and several other cultural and strategic change efforts. Drawing on this first hand experience, I offer a half-day workshop to share the 10 step approach I used to lead several successful change efforts.

During this half-day workshop your team will discover:

  • The importance of relationships in supporting change management and the keys to building relationships that support change.
  • The keys to participative decision making and the problems presented by a consensus approach.
  • The problem with buy-in and the much stronger alternative of acceptance.
  • Using vision and reason to build support.
  • The essential role of honesty.
  • The importance of clear direction and strong leadership, including eight practical keys to providing good direction.
  • Change oriented communication practices.
  • Responding to supporters and detractors.
  • Celebrating progress and building momentum.

This highly practical half-day will leave your team feeling confident and prepared to take on the changes you know you must lead.



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"The Heart & Hands Leadership workshops are the most practical, readily applicable and inspiring pieces of leadership training I've ever had the privilege of attending. To put this in context, I started leadership training 45 years ago at a military academy, put it into practice first in the Vietnam war zone, and then for the next 40 years I've applied what I've learned in the business & local government realms. Looking back, I wish I had Dan as my instructor in that first leadership course."
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