It’s guest post Monday! This is a special video guest post by my friend Lincoln Parks who writes at LincolnParks.com. Make sure you check out his blog and connect with him on Facebook. If you would like to be featured as a guest poster on my blog click here.
In Leadership there are many difficult decisions that need to be made during battle fire and sometimes its very hard to do so. In the midst of a storm you need to adapt to change because it will eventually happen. I wanted to recap the video by sharing with you three things on changing your course.
- Its difficult to change during a storm – In the midst of a storm or fire as a Leader sometimes we need to make a quick change or tweak that will shakeup the results and outcome. Sometimes we don’t know if that change is going to allow us to succeed or fail. However, we need to be able to make a quick decision as a Leader in order to complete the task. There is a risk / reward with doing this, however the difficult decisions sometimes fall on the Leader.
- Its scary to change – Change is a word that when most people hear they shutter to think what is about to happen. Nobody really likes change, but its up to the Leader to convey a message to the troops that change is coming and also to let his/her key stake holders share in the Change message. Its always going to be a scary proposition when the word Change is mentioned, but that does not mean it needs to be detrimental.
- Its a tough pill to swallow – When the change has been implemented its now hard for the people in the tribe to follow. There may be some decention among the ranks but if the Leader was effective in sharing with his Leadership team then it could prove to be a success.
During my game I was terrified to make a defensive change, so I stuck with the safe and status quo. I was too afraid to pull the trigger and try something different for fear of what people might say and of failing. So don’t allow fear to cause you more regret by not changing at all.
Question: How have you implemented change in your life?