Change is the main element of growth and in business change demands vision, a driving team and also a tight context if it is to be produced effectively and favorably. This is why successful leadership is so vital in a business.
But while taking a look at change, it is very important to not throw the baby out with the bath water because, on the other side to change is the value of consistency and consistency is likewise vital, especially in processes that have to do with product, quality control, cashflow and perhaps, to some degree, natural development.
So, this pair of opposing principles have to coexist in a healthy and balanced business. Just how do we execute that? The answer is to appreciate the fact that successful companies need both change as well as consistency, change is the specialty of business leaders while consistency being the specialty of business managers.
Thinking about these two side-by-side, it is not difficult to see why consistency as well as change (indeed business managers and business leaders) are frequently testing to tie together.
From this recent article in YFS, Stuart Hayes a professional Business Coach, pulls apart the main components of outstanding leadership and how these components work together to produce positive and lasting change. As a professional leader, the formula he makes use of to produce this change includes a straightforward four-step process which he goes into in the articles and is outlined here:
1st STEP– ASK YOURSELF THE CHALLENGING QUESTIONS
2nd STEP– FEELING THE INTENTION
3rd STEP– DESIGN A SIMPLE PLAN OF ACTION
4th STEP– ACCOMPLISH POSITIVE & SUSTAINABLE CHANGE
After going into considerable detail on these four steps he sums up making positive change in the following way:
Notably, as leader, the code of conduct or ‘context’ you develop around your team and its behavior is pivotal to their capability to stick together and then accomplish results. Your team will look to you to uphold this code at all times and as you do it will certainly begin to take on a life and power all of its own.
This is where staying on track as well as attaining positive and enduring change requires your personal commitment, guts as well as discipline: being consistent with the message you teach and then getting in touch with your team in a genuine fashion when delivering it is very important.
Your ability to create and sustain a powerful context is directly proportional to your capability to do these things, and with a strong context your team will self regulate; self align; move mountains; and then deliver the favorable and lasting changes you desire.
Take a deep breath and then be prepared to be human, to acknowledge mistakes and to be open to change yourself. You will be valued and also followed as a leader in a far more compelling manner when you have the nerve to do these things.