So often we spend precious time and effort to bring about change, yet nothing really changes. Key Leadership partners with your organization to achieve a plan that best reflects a positive, sustained commitment to change that will engage as many people as possible. Organizational honesty – the sharp focus on the sources of vitality– is the hallmark of transformative change.
Our model and values are one in the same: to focus on integrity, power and compassion. Our keys to success consist of developing a model for change that’s best suited to your organization; resourcefulness to stimulate “out of box” thinking; and the use of learning targets to enhance continuous and sustained development.
When it comes to transformative change, the bottom line is to find out why your organization, team, or individuals need to change. Then the challenge becomes to develop and maintain enough energy to sustain those changes over time. Most companies know that when change is the desired outcome, but the process of making that change becomes less important, the overall goal will suffer.
Transformative change requires absolute clarity and focus for the best results. Because this level of change can sometimes strain an organization’s leadership, as well as emotional and financial resources, your rationale for change must be core to the fundamental reasons the company wants to stay competitive.
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What really matters? So much of the time we spend energy and effort in changing things, but they never really change.
At Key Leadership Initiatives, we believe that our value is in partnering with individuals and organizations clarify what is important to change and what it will take to change. We help our clients prospect for success and at the same time instill common agreements about what success looks like.
Most of us already know what success doesn’t look like….the latest flavor of management program, the newest diet on the market, the best seller on leadership that espouses the possibilities of 1 minute leadership.
For organizations and people, several key indicators can help to size up what really matters …and what really matters enough.
Are we directing our collective energy on change that
is possible and not on those things that are simply energy drains?
Ceaseless striving is one way organizations and people can demonstrate effort but not results. Getting out of the hole of activity and into the high performance zone requires being ruthless about what we are actually doing that does or does not lead us toward our goal
Are the things that we want to change highly important?
Or can we make a case for the importance of changing?
All of us have our wish lists. Organizations want to be the ‘employer of choice”; individuals want to be a “high potential”. When it is time to stack up what gets done and done well, behind the scenes is a high level of commitment, a survival need and or a personal balance card*. We do not put enough effort into changes that we don’t view as important. So to avoid the trap of ceaseless striving, focusing on what is really important provides the fuel for what will be needed over time.
*Personal balance cards are goals or activities that are not necessarily directly related to our goals, but meet a different sort of need. They are, however, related to individuals being able to contribute their best.
Do those critical to success understand what is required
Are the primary champions willing to persevere through what are guaranteed obstacles as well as unexpected ones?
When it comes to making a difference and making a change, leaders—leaders at all levels--- will often look outside of themselves. They will look to consultants to “make it happen”; they will rely on project teams, transition teams and so on. But the real accountability for making things happen lies at the top. Developing a realistic frame of reference for what needs to be done, how long it will take and how much resource will be required---as well as staying focused through the tough times---is leadership’s job.
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