Friday, 30 May 2014

A 2069 year old lesson we are still to learn

Since the Federal Government in Australia tabled it's budget a couple of weeks ago there have been many protests by people feeling hard done by. At this point it is unlikely that the government will get what it wants. It's all been very ugly and may trigger another election.

"The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance." said Cicero in 55 BC.

"The arrogance of officialdom" I think is the key 2069 year old lesson we are still to learn!

Don't make this mistake in your business.

If you want to conceive and achieve change in your business consult your stakeholders first. And I mean really consult, not provide the lip service most politicians call consultation.

Resistance to, anxiety about, and fear of change is the human condition. Arrogance, real or perceived increases all three. The result is that the status quo remains or worse compromise.

Real leadership in part is the willingness to achieve a co-promise not a compromise.

Follow my conceiving and achieving highly successful change initiatives manifesto in your own way and not only will you change what needs to changed in your business, your people, because they own the change/s too, will overcome their resistance, anxiety, and fear.

All change initiatives need change champions to lead them. Helping business leaders to be change champions is my business. Find out more about my work here.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian
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