Saturday, April 11, 2009

Permanent Change - How?

The immutable three steps to permanent change are:

1. It Must be led by Position Power - ie, the driver-leader.

2. We must discuss publicly and constantly "why" are we doing this?....

3. It must be measured down to the individual and made public on a timely basis.

Then, you must take appropriate action - those that are improving get to
play, those that do not can no longer play.

Most organizations get the first two and believe that change will come about because of the "new" process implemented or the fact that we are talking about it "a lot".

The reality is that most do not want to go to #3 because of their own personal judgements of inadequacy. They forget that their avoidance, or evasion, will be the undoing of their own situation and that of their organization. This inaction is also a violation of the value of Justice. It is an injustice to the producer that the unproductive get the same treatment.

So, here we are, having touched the rim after many, many tries. We can not and will not go back. The leaders will continue forward even as their teams change in composition and they rise to their unknown potential.

In the final analysis, your attitude determines your effectiveness in everything, every time! LGL