Achieving significant change is probably one of the biggest challenges facing leaders.
By nature, we all to a greater or lesser extent resist change at some point.
In their excellent book Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard, Chip and Dan Heath talk about shrinking the change.
For example, if like with many organisations cost cutting is an issue, talking in terms of 20 – 40% cuts is just going to freak people out. To make is less daunting, you can start by breaking the change down into smaller chunks.
By tackling these chunks successfully, you build momentum. And when you build momentum, you increase motivation and belief as to what is possible.
So if you are facing a big change, try to look at ways of breaking it down into achievable chunks.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.