I thought at the beginning of my career as a leader that it was enough to give "orders" or tell people what to do - to make things happen! Over the years, I have become more and more aware of the fact that it's not much about what I say as a leader - it's all about what I do!
If I want things to happen, as a leader I need to "walk the talk", be a role model, set examples for others in the organization to follow. For example, if I would like to introduce something new that I myself have not previously tried - I would do it myself to show that it was important. Giving the message, "this is serious, we are actually implementing this in our organization!"
As a leader it would be easy to say "I'm not good at this" which would be removing myself from responsibility and leaving the implementation to someone else. There is nothing wrong in delegating (we should do even more) but there is something wrong with the equation if I'm not part of the change process and merely act as a spectator and expect others to do the job!
What experience do you have working with transformation?
Arja Holmstedt Svensson
A blog about my work and assignments as a Change Leader. The posts will be about my experiences – new experiences, meeting new people in new environments.