Change is good…You go first

Personal development

Change is good you go firstAuthors: Mac Anderson & Tom Feltenstein
Number of pages: 110 pages
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Change is good…You go first overview

It may be easy to make a decision that you should change. But getting people to commit to this idea is far more difficult.
Change is good… You go first is a book by best selling author Mac Anderson and marketing consultant Tom Feltenstein which will show you how to inspire change withing your team or organization. This book brings 21 ways how you can inspire change, how to inspire your team to see change as a good thing.

Here are few ideas from the book

One should change what needs changing and not what’s easy. As Yogi Berra would say: “Before we build a better mousetrap, we need to find out if there are any mice out there”.
Secondly, to implement change, you should re-recruit your best people to help you with it.

Forget old ideas which aren’t working and try new ones. This may not be so easy as it sounds. For as Peter Drucker said it: “It’s easier for companies to come up with new ideas than to let go of old ones.”

Next, focus on strengths, not weaknesses. In other words, focus on critical few, not the insignificant many. Also, your focus should always be on the customer.

Remove barriers and inspire your team. Remember this quote:
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader.
A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”

To make sure your message is understood you should make it simple and memorable.

Next, let your actions speak. One should stand with his or her team, and not stand above them.

Success should be celebrated.
“The greatest management principle in the world is ‘the things that get rewarded and appreciated get done'” – Michael LeBouf

But to be able to track progress and celebrate success, one should measure results. It was Peter Drucker who said: “What gets measured, gets improved”.

Set the stage for innovation.

And, finally stick to your plan. Reinforce it.

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