7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 4)

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*Be sure to check out Part One of my blog series, “7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change,” by clicking here!   Requirement number four is: Effective Change Requires a Strategy. Anytime a leader is going to lead their organization through change, the people need to know: What? Why? How? My most recent attempt to lead change was in the church where I am pastor. The following is a description of our strategy to intentionally develop a disciple-making culture throughout every facet of Midway Church. We attempted to answer several questions for the people. From where have we come? Where are we? What is ahead? Why is this change important? …

7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 3)

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*Be sure to check out Part One of my blog series, “7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change,” by clicking here!   Requirement number three is: Effective Change Requires Assembling a TEAM. Who is your team? Are they “together”? No leader can lead effective change alone. It requires a team. The crucible moment of change for a leader is the moment we share our vision with the leaders around us. It’s that moment of “pulling the trigger” of our vision. It is often scary, but it must be done if the change is ever going to happen. No effective change can happen without first getting buy-in from the key leaders, …

7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 2)

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*Be sure to check out Part One of my blog series, “7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change,” by clicking here!   Requirement number two is: Effective Change Requires a Leader with Credibility. How trustworthy are you viewed as a leader? It’s an important question that must be addressed before launching change. The credibility of a leader and leadership team plays a major role in effectively leading people through change. Credibility is important in a leader’s life, even in times of stability and status quo, but the dynamics of change heighten its importance. In times of stability and sameness, followers feel a sense of safety and security. In times …

7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 1)

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“It is a good day to die!” It seemed like a suicidal statement given by the 33 year old Lakota Indian, Chief Crazy Horse. It describes his attitude as he prepared to battle against General Armstrong Custer at Little Big Horn, June 25, 1876. Unlike Custer, Crazy Horse survived the battle to fight again. The famous statement, which illustrates the confidence in which Crazy Horse embraced war and possible death, can be un-nerving to contemporary mankind. However, it also demonstrates the complexity of dealing with the radical changes we often face. On the one hand Crazy Horse refused to embrace a new way of life. On the other hand, he …