Twelve Strategic Leadership Actions To Fire Up Your Employees During Change
Many people and their companies they work for fear and resist change. Some literally detest any change. It is very important to realize that with the application of some solid strategic thinking, change can be a catalyst to energize and fire up your employees. One needs to recognize that change has the ability to open doors, hears and minds that otherwise may remain closed and/or locked forever.
After reading the first paragraph I imagine some of the readers thinking, “that is easier said than done.” So, what is the key to leveraging the dynamic of change into a charged up workforce? One of the most important keys is to find out people’s point of need during change and that build a burning desire of commitment from them because you are meeting those needs.
Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach is a change agent and has learned many lessons from coaching through change. After reviewing those lessons learned from the business coaching experience, here are twelve (12) strategic leadership actions recommended to fire up your employees during change.
Strategic Leadership Action #1: Be a strategic thinker and use the power of strategic thinking to identify the needs of your employees during change.
Strategic Leadership Action #2: Develop a Strategic Action Plan for the changes and share it with your employees.
Strategic Leadership Action #3: Engage the power and advice of a business coach, mentor or other outside trusted advisor.
Strategic Leadership Action #4: Display passion in your commitment to the change. You must “walk the talk” and exhibit the passion every day.
Strategic Leadership Action #5: Facilitate and celebrate achievements. Leaders need to be engaged in facilitating the change and also be consistent promoters of celebrating the success of achievement throughout the change process.
Strategic Leadership Action #6: Honor and acknowledge everyone’s value to your business. This should be done verbally and in writing. And it should also be done in public and in private, as appropriate.
Strategic Leadership Action #7: Empower each employee to do his or her work and provide everyone with some leadership responsibility over a segment of the change.
Strategic Leadership Action #8: Promote the inclusion, rather than exclusion, of employees so they gain a sense of really belonging to the team and to the company.
Strategic Leadership Action #9: Always focus on achieving measurable goals that will provide proof of accomplishments and will build momentum to reaching the next goal.
Strategic Leadership Action #10: Create an environment that fosters a spirit of “we” rather than “me.”
Strategic Leadership Action #11: Create performance based compensation systems so employees can “get a piece of the action” and gain a sense of ownership.
Strategic Leadership Action #12: Develop a zero tolerance for an attitude of no commitment or even a weak commitment to agreed to expectations.
Your strategic thinking business coach encourages you to fully realize the benefits of business coaching to strategically lead and manage change in your business. If you would like to learn more about how a strategic thinking business coach can facilitate and guide you in that endeavor, please contact Glenn Ebersole today through his website at www.businesscoach4u.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org