Driving Transformation In A Fast-Paced World
The Art of Change Leadership demystifies the psychology behind our reactions to change and offers a powerful collection of tools to inspire individual and collective transformation quickly and more effectively, explains author of the new book, Cheryl Cran.
The book teaches you how to:
- Leverage your current technical knowledge to increase the rate of innovation.
- Use the cycle of change to foresee and handle change-related issues affecting yourself, others, and business.
- Raise your emotional intelligence to match your IQ.
- Guide "change" initiatives with repeatable success by using the reliable three-step change model.
Cran also explains the differences between a Change Manager and a Change Leader.
- A Change Manager creates a plan, directs projects and people to achieve a goal. In contrast, a Change Leader sets the compelling vision; tells a story that includes the hero's journey for each person involved.
In addition, a Change Leader does the following:
- Provides a project timeline while creating celebration milestones.
- Connects personally with individuals to "onboard" them to the changes and provides the framework for how the changes will happen.
- Courageously leads the changes without falter while being open and honest about his or her own fears and challenges along the change journey.
- Constantly looks to provide added value to the team members by customizing feedback, providing resources and support.
- Welcomes disruptions and leverages them into new creative solution opportunities for self and for the team.
- Willingly shares power with others with a depth of confidence and without having the need to protect ego or CYA.
- Sees the role of a change leader as a facilitator of intelligence and not as the keeper of all knowledge and power.
Cran is the CEO of Evolutionary Business Solutions, Inc.
Thank you to the book's publisher for sending me an advance copy of the book.