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This can, with acute awareness on part of senior managements, move organisation from fire-fighting when things go wrong, to an ongoing search for quality, review and questioning of assumptions. This becomes as Ricardo Semler found in his wonderful book, ‘Maverick’, rewarding holistically, for organisation, employees and also locality as a whole.
A marvellous example of embracing change, freeing a business owner and exemplar leader, and his team to realise their true potential.
An exercise to consider...
Change is an opportunity which can grab you any way you choose - or you can take lead and choose your own path...
- Think about changes where you have been involved.
- How were changes launched to you?
- What were your feelings at time?
- What are your feelings now, in retrospect?
- What might have made experience better, in light of information above?
- How might you have ‘done it differently’?
- In your own organisations, what opportunities do you have for involving your people in change?
- How could you explore this further?
- What could you do in next month?
- What will you do?
© 2005 Martin Haworth is a Business and Management Coach. He works worldwide, mainly by phone, with small business owners, managers and corporate leaders. He has hundreds of hints, tips and ideas at his website, www.coaching-businesses-to-success.com. (Note to editors. Feel free to use this article, wherever you think it might be of value - with a live link if you can).