It’s March 1, and I turn to my Daily Drucker book for a hit of his always-insightful advice. Here’s what he has to say about the change leader:
“One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it. In a period of upheavals, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm. To be sure, it is painful and risky, and above all it requires a great deal of very hard work. But unless it is seen as the task of the organization to lead change, the organization will not survive. In a period of rapid structural change, the only ones who survive are the change leaders. A change leader sees change as an opportunity. A change leader looks for change, knows how to find the right changes, and knows how to make them effective both outside the organization and inside it.”
From: Management Challenges for the 21st Century by Peter Drucker
So, my coaching questions for you: Are you on the lookout for the right change? Are you ready to take it on?