There isn’t much different about change today from any other time in human history. A computer is just a fancy wheel. But there is one thing about change that is so different that it has been taking our breath away for the past 15 years or so: It’s the velocity of change.
What I mean about velocity of change is that the time between one generation of change and the next one has been compressed. Where a new strategy, product or plan might have lasted a year or more in past generations, today may be obsolete in 90 days. Consequently, business leaders can’t just accept change or even manage change; we have to lead change. Managing change requires acceptance and execution; leading change requires those things plus vision, courage and world-class leadership skills.
How can you lead change in your small business in the second decade of the 21st century? Recently, I talked about this on my radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show, with Rick Maurer, a long time member of my Brain Trust and world-class expert on world-class change leadership. He is the author of several books, including Beyond the Wall of Resistance and Why Don’t You Want What I Want.
Please, take a few minutes to listen to what Rick and I have to say on leading change, and be sure to leave your own thoughts. Listen Live! Download, Too!