Do You Practice Leadership Over Management?

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Do You Practice Leadership Over Management?Stability is no longer the norm in our society.  Changes are everywhere! Leading an organization through change is inevitable.

According to John P. Kotter in his book Leading Change, there are eight errors that can be found in leading an organization through change.

Error # 1: Allowing too much complacency

Error # 2: Failing to create a sufficiently powerful coalition

Error # 3: Underestimating the power of vision

Error # 4: Undercommunicating the vision by a factor of 10 (or 100 or even 1,000)

Error # 5: Permitting obstacles to block the new vision

Error # 6: Failing to create short-term wins

Error # 7: Declaring victory too soon

Error # 8: Neglecting to anchor changes firmly in the corporate culture

How is your business, charity group, volunteer team or congregation handling the changes that are evolving?  According to Kotter,“The key lies in understanding why organizations resist needed change, what exactly is the multistage process that can overcome destructive inertia, and, most of all, how the leadership that is required to drive that process in a socially healthy way means more than good management.” (16)

Changes calls for strong leadership over management!  Healthy leadership will call for a clear definition of the future, an alignment of all the people on the team, and the type of inspirational spirit that encourages something to happen even against big obstacles.

Does your organization have clear leadership over detailed management?

Dale Roach

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