Leadership: Have You Become the Change You Want to See?
Words to live by. These are the words Gandhi said as he embarked on a hunger strike after the Hindu and Muslim communities struck out with deadly force. Gandhi was not a big man, and had little physical reserves to sustain him. What he had was the strength of his convictions and the values he held dear. Only when peace was restored did Gandhi stop fasting. Gandhi was well respected, a well spoken man. But his actions spoke louder than any words. This is the mark of a truly great leader.
One of the most difficult things to institute in an organization is change. Many leadership teams decide what and how they want the organization to change. Where they fail is in communicating that change throughout the organization in a manner employees can understand and relate to. Employees must be able to align with the message given their own life intentions and values in life.
How do you communicate change in your organization? Publications, communication campaigns and training programs can certainly introduce and explain the change. But only when top management “become the change they want to see” in the organization will anybody else believe the change message.
As a leader, manager, or staff specialist, ask yourself: “Have I become the change I want to see in this organization?”
Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a personal growth coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She is also a Usui Reiki Master. Georgia specializes in career, business and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life. She is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. Her websites are http://www.collaborativetransitions.com, where you can find her blogs about business and career, http://www.rainbowbridgecoach.com , where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion, and http://www.georgiafeiste.com where you can catch her thoughts on a wide variety of topics. Georgia can be reached at (402) 304-1902 or you can schedule a 30 minute consultation via Automated Appointment.