Purposeful Leaders Embrace Change
Change is the way of life, just as flow is the way of the Brook.
In life and in business, few things are guaranteed; most people have experienced a significant change in their professional or personal lives. Changes in the workplace must not only be managed, but expected. They can come from the acts of individuals within the organization, or from individuals or organizations outside the control of anyone within the organization. The task of managing changes falls to leaders, who must not only expect changes, but embrace them. It is the leaders’ job to lead through change and to manage and adapt changes to benefit the team.
Leaders must approach change with an open mind. Changes can be far-flung and widespread in the corporate world. The leader must be able to look towards change as a positive thing rather than a variable. Change is the way of the future, and an organization cannot move forward unless it accepts and uses change as a tool. Organizations risk becoming stagnant if their leaders fear change. They lose their effectiveness and are doomed to failure is they are unable to work in a changing world.
Invoking change within an organization is a critical element of effective leadership. Without purposeful leadership, change is haphazard and ineffective. Leaders have the responsibility to proactively create positive changes within their spheres of influence, leading through the changes to benefit all stakeholders. Purposeful leaders view change as an effective tool rather than something to be feared.
For more on how Purposeful Leaders manage and change, read: Masters of the Game.