Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Monthly Digital Leadership Brief: Change Leadership May. 2016

The substance of leadership is not trendy, but envisioning leadership trends help to discover the future of leaders.

From one generation to the next, the substance of leadership does not change, it’s about future, change and influence. However, the leadership trends will continue to emerge. Here is a set of featured blogs to ponder the CHANGE nature of digital leadership to celebrate the “Mother’s Day.”

Three Qualities of Change Leaders? Fundamentally leadership is about change and influencing people to change. Leadership is moving you and others, and evolving to what is needed next. The speed of change is accelerating, Change Leadership becomes a more critical capacity to influence others through inspiration, motivated by a passion, birthed by a conviction of a sense of purpose of why you were created. Leadership is all about the ability to take initiative and the ability to influence with or without authority. It is the power of example that frees people to do willingly and well that needs to be done. What are important qualities in change leadership?

What Drives you to be a Change Leader or an Agent? Change - big or small is inevitable. You can’t step into the same river twice, meaning that everything is always in a state of flow. However, as human beings, we mostly want familiarity and stability. As a Change Manager or Change Agent: What’s your inspiration and motivation to lead changes? And how to manage it more effectively?

Change Leadership & Change Management Go Hand-in-Hand? Change Management is about mentoring the human side of the business through profound, unsettling change. Change Management has a very wide scope and is a relatively new area of expertise. From a management perspective, First, distinguish between change management and change leadership: the former is being about guiding strategy, systems, and process while the latter is about influencing people and culture. To be successful leaders, you must face and handle both, they are both important to make a change not a one-time project, but an ongoing business capability.

Is Leadership about Change? The world has changed significantly, and the speed of change is accelerating. Not only has it gotten flatter (globalization), but also it’s gotten hyper-connected (digitalization). This is where leadership must invoke great vision, good tactics and innovation comes into play. Leadership is about future, future is full of changes, is leadership all about change as well?

What does a Change Leaders/Managers actually Deliver? People change for a reason; they must have a reason to want to adopt the change. The question to be asked is why are you wanting the change? What do you expect to gain from adopting the change? That is where the change originator defines their deliverables and benefits, in real measurable, quantifiable terms. But what is “Change Management” and how can you define its value?  What does a change leaders/managers actually deliver?

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