Leading change does not have to be a dreaded burden. It does not require ultimatums and cajoling. It does not require the equivalent of a corporate SWAT team with statistical flow charts and multi-level points of attack. Leading change with impact and influence can happen when three players lock arms:
Decision Makers, you know who you are, you know what to do.
Influencers, you also have this. You are always on the lookout and ready to play a key role in leading change.
The champion? This is where a champion's keynote speech can come into play. A fresh voice can turn the tides of uncertainty in mere minutes. Skeptics can be softened through comedic perspective. Leading change can happen in when there is a magical combination of education, entertainment and motivation.
When the need for change is required, Decision Makers and Influencers sit around the table and discuss how to execute their plans. They know the rumor mill and water cooler mavens can undermine their objectives. It is with the voice of a Champion where you can maximum impact for the change. Decision Makers and Influencers can play the role of Champion too but the value of an outside voice should never be underestimated. When the change is promoted from within and supported with outside examples leading change becomes easier.
Remember this as you promote change, your people will look forward to it when:
Vince Poscente has worked with over 1,000 corporate clients and professional associations as a Champion for change partner. His approach is rooted in hours of client-centric due diligence, executive interviews and aligning his message with the Decision Makers and Influencers.
Hire any quality keynote presenter who gives a canned presentation if you want to fill a slot at your next conference. Engage Vince Poscente's powerful opening or closing keynote if you are leading change and need a Champion to lock arms with you.