Think Progress Leadership not Change Management
The business term change management has been around for a good long while. The term relates to “initiating significant change” within an organization’s processes. This change can include anything from altering work culture to embracing diversity to modifying an individual’s work tasks to increasing company morale and loyalty. The problem with the term “change management” is that no one really desires to change or plans to change. We desire and plan to progress.
It takes more than the title of supervisor, manager, or “change agent” to lead people in the direction of progress. Employees and team members (especially millennials) do not want managers to manage their change. They want leaders to lead their progress. Let’s call “initiating significant change” what it truly is (or should be): Progress Leadership™.
In a time of continual transformation, committed leaders should focus on inspiring the progress, not apologizing for the change. Committed leaders don’t just TELL people what to do. Committed leaders include others in the progress as well as the process.
It is reasons that shape, nourish, and sustain the thoughts that create the actions necessary to reach desired results. Moving our focus from change management to PROGRESS Leadership™ creates a shift in power from wielding power over employees to creating power among employees. Committed leaders thus create a work culture in which empowered employees are committed to finding what is truly the next step forward.
In Dean's presentation, he will share his thoughts on progress and change and discuss the Six Ps Progress that empower caring leaders to Think, Work and LIVE Progress Leadership NOT Change Management. All progress is change but not all change is PROGRESS. It is natural to resist change but we embrace PROGRESS. We do not want managers to manage our change. We want leaders to lead our progress. In a time of continual transformation, committed leaders should focus on inspiring the progress, not apologizing for the change.
How to Achieve Big Phat Team Goals? Crafting and Committing to Big Phat Progress-Based Goals!
Big Phat Goals is designed for organizations that view their payroll as an investment rather than an expense and are committed to retaining and developing committed self motivated team players. The Big PHAT Goals Program is designed to Align Personal Goals with Organizational Objectives and includes A Progress Agent’s Six Rules for Goal-Crafting found in Dean’s book, How to Achieve Big PHAT Goals!
We must dedicate ourselves to crafting personal and organizational goals that are so attractive, so alluring, so PHAT that we are compelled to continually make choices that move us toward their accomplishment. As a noun, CRAFT can mean an object or machine designed for a journey, like a ship or an airplane.
As a verb, CRAFT can mean to make or manufacture with skill and careful attention to detail. A goal is the aim, the objective, the purpose, the point. Stop setting goals and start CRAFTING goals.
Cracking the Networking Code – 4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships
You can’t achieve your best without learning the all-important art of connecting. Dean Lindsay’s rip-roaring CODE Cracking programs, based on his best selling business book Cracking the Networking CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Relationships, are filled with fresh insights to build meaningful, profitable, win-win relationships for business and life.
Be a BAM! – Keys to Becoming a Business Attraction Magnet
All BAM sales training programs are customized to fit the specific challenges of your sales organization.
In these tough economic times, the business of sales is the business of Attraction. We are attracted to products, services, ideas, and people that we trust can help us progress. The days of the “Surefire Closing Statement” and the “Glad-handing Slick Salesman” are long gone. Today it is imperative for Sales Professionals to truly get to know their prospects and help prospects get to know them. Selling is therefore a state of mind more than a series of steps?