While coaching many leaders through seasons of transition, I’ve used these basic ten commadments for change!
1. Be respectful of things accomplished in the past and the people who accomplished them.
2. Separate ideas from people. Ideas are expendable people are not.
3. Remember that anything that is for Christ and His Kingdom is for us
4. Value criticism and use its potential. Let it make you better.
5. Count the cost. Do a thorough analysis of the potential impact of the change you are about to make.
6. Honor your present commitments.
7. Maintain an optimistic attitude.
8. Practice expanding your imagination. Think outside the box.
9. Communicate, communicate, communicate with your team. Be creative and inclusive with your communication even at the risk of redundancy. People process information differently. Use all five senses if possible.
10. Be determined. If at first you don’t succeed… try, try again.
As leaders we are agents of change and often find it rather easy, but remember that 70% every social group process change as loss followed by pain and anguish. So, discipline yourself to follow the ten rules above and you will increase your effectiveness during seasons of change.