Thriving on the challenges of the above journey takes your leadership to what I call the Appreciation level reflected in the following change process:
I am deeply indebted to the work of many people who use the concept of Appreciative Inquiry, the work of Duarte, and to my Grandfather Sherriff for teaching me the law of the farm.
The fertile ground is Appreciating what is (the remarkable, the great, the good, and the bad and the ugly).
The better you Appreciate what is, the more fully you can Imagine what can be (the ploughing).
Clarity around what can be enables precise planning around the tiny shifts (Quantum leaps - the seeding) that you will take to move from what is to what can be.
Leaping (the nurturing) leads to the harvest of positive momentum, which is the key to achieving better business results, at less personal cost.
One quantum leap at a time action is also the best way that I know of to reduce stress.
Inside The Appreciative Leader handbook are considerations and possible actions you can take to co-create and implement a change process for your business. You'll never need to think about a change program ever again.
Find out more about the handbook, and the associated companion resources web page and private online community here.
At the companion resources web page via the above link you’ll see examples of specific actions.
Who will you become? What will you do next?
PS I’m very grateful to the work of John Kotter on leading change. For many years while developing the Appreciate - Imagine - Create - Leap - Momentum process I used in my own best way his 8 steps process in my work with many clients.
There’s an excellent ebook about Kotter’s 8 steps here.