Great leaders of change positively impact business performance by fundamentally working differently than most leaders in three ways. First, they change how they think and talk about change. Second, they change their approach to change by engaging both individuals and the organization. And third, they elevate what they do as a leader and the roles they play.
In Change the Way You Change!, authors R. Kendall Lyman and Tony C. Daloisio pull from ten years of research and working with individuals, teams, and organizations to convincingly illustrate how changing a team or a business requires changing both inside-out (thoughts and beliefs) and outside-in (structure and system) approaches. Each chapter provides an in-depth discussion of one of the five roles of great change leaders: focus, align, engage, lead, and sustain. And the main points of discussion in each chapter are bolstered by quotations, examples, exercises, and summaries.
The only way to survive as a leader in the twenty-first century is to make change part of your leadership agenda. And that means making it a priority and getting good at it. Whether readers are beginners or experts, this book will help them change the way they change to accelerate their leadership and get results.
Through extensive research, the authors have discovered that approximately 75 percent of employees are not fully engaged with their work–a frighteningly high number with frighteningly dire consequences for both companies and individual employees. The Employee Engagement Mindset is a step-by-step guide to reversing this pattern, one employee at a time. The book focuses on six drivers for tapping into the hidden potential of everyone in your company.
Connecting: Form solid relationships with coworkers and align your behavior to the organization’s culture and goals.
Shaping: Seize opportunities for tailoring experience based on your personal preferences.
Learning: Take proactive measures to learn at or above the speed of change.
Stretching: Move out of your comfort zone and take calculated risks.
Achieving: Accomplish your goals.
Contributing: Make personal contributions that drive lasting positive change to others and to the company.