Leading Organizational Change

Initiating and leading change within any organization is a monumental challenge. Every step of this journey was preparing us to be leaders within our community. Leaders who understand the task before them in making lasting change in their community.

Amazon.com: Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High,  Second Edition eBook: Patterson, Kerry, Grenny, Joseph, McMillan, Ron,  Switzler, Al: Kindle Store
Amazon.com: The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important  Goals (9781451627053): McChesney, Chris, Covey, Sean, Huling, Jim: Books
Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition: Grenny,  Joseph, Patterson, Kerry, Maxfield, David, McMillan, Ron, Switzler, Al:  9780071808866: Amazon.com: Books

Influencer, 4DX and Crucial Conversations were key books in that development. Combined with knowing our “Why“, each book gave us necessary skill in our growth as leaders

1. The Influencer Strategy taught us to understand each other and how that to make change requires 4/6 key points of influence. By establishing our goal, we can then establish the vital behaviors needed to make that goal a reality. Our key influencers will adapt these vital behaviors using the 6 Sources of Influence.

2. The 4DX Plan gave us our strategy of implementation. With out WIG established, we can work towards the 3 remaining Disciplines of Execution. By creating a Cadence of Accountability, we invoke the Influencer Strategy and the 6 Sources of Influence keeping aligned with our vision.

Book Summary - The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly  Important Goals

3. Crucial Conversations with self-differentiated Leadership builds on that idea that you must be willing to tackle the tough conversations to build any type of change movement. These conversations act as a kickstarter to the long term success of our goal. Being a self-differentiated leaders means to know yourself and your goal. Allowing the goal or your “Why” to strengthen the heart of any Crucial Conversation.

Book Summary - Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High

Combining the knowledge from these books, you have leaders who is strong to face the road ahead with a detailed plan and the desire to make the dream come to life. This is the type of leader I want to be. A man capable of instilling value wherever he goes and bringing positive lasting to change within my learning community.

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