When we look at different well-known theories of change such as Kotter’8 steps, the major part of these ways of dealing with change begin with the crucial starting point:
How to initiate the desire for change? How to create a first move?
The answer is always: FEAR.
Let’s take the « burning platform » concept, the « if we don’t move, we will not survive… » The driver of the new behavior is supposed to be a stronger fright than the one that prevent us from changing… This is the emotional fuel the leader is supposed to provide to employees in order to provoke the decision to change effectively.
Is there room for a different kind of leadership? Can you inspire you people through a bright new vision? Can joy, a positive energy, be the driver?
What do you think…what will you do next?