When leading through change, the most effective method is to focus on one thing to change and celebrate the incremental small changes that will lead to the big change in the end.
We all hear the list of resolutions that individuals as well as leaders make as a part of tradition to start a new year. I just recently read a blog post that listed 11 resolutions for leaders. The author must have written this suggestion after one too many spiked eggnogs!
Resolutions need to be limited as change is incremental and your brain can’t keep track of too many changes at one time. So if you need to narrow your list down to 2-3 changes here are my suggestions to narrowing your list.
- Make sure that the resolution is a SMART one. Just like goals,? resolutions need to be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound. If the resolution doesn’t meet these five criteria, then eliminate it! And remember to state in the positive, “I will” is much more powerful than “I won’t”
- Secondly, can you use your strengths to achieve your resolution?? Read more…
Read more on the Executive Velocity website.