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

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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 seven is: Effective Change Requires Embracing a New Way of Life. In the end, change introduces a new culture that affects all who are in it, including the leaders; but the change is not guaranteed to remain until it is fully embraced as, “the way things ought to be”. The DNA of the new culture can be influenced, but it cannot be totally controlled. In some ways it has a life of its own, and often impacts other areas in addition to those that leaders intend. …

7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 6)

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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 six is: Effective Change Requires Celebrating the Wins. What is the win? Why must we celebrate them? We do so, in part because, each person embraces change at a different pace. Pioneers embrace change the fastest, and usually find themselves as leaders in the change process.

7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 5)

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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 five is: Effective Change Requires Time, Patience, and Commitment. It seems to be a part of human nature to resist change.  I have heard it said, “The only person who loves a change is a baby with a dirty diaper!” I clearly recall resisting the mobile phone and the personal computer. It took a few years after their invention before I “bought in.” Today, I can’t imagine life without either. As a leader, it’s likely taken you months, or even years to clearly see and embrace …

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? …