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Time and time again I’ve observed misplaced loyalty in the workplace which paints a glorious picture of employee-followership, the type that corporate leadership dreams are made of. Yet the dream quickly crumbles into a graveyard of reactive and agenda-driven activity when the leader moves on – why? Because each one of those followers put their hand up to move with the leader to the next corporate destination, showing clearly that they had bought into the person and not the vision, the hope and a better future for all that the leader was creating.

A leader’s legacy is what he leaves behind, not what he takes with him!

I challenge any leader to put his ‘golden handshake’ on hold for even one year or six months, to see if the urgency, focus and determination for the vision is still as urgent, focused and determined a year on. If so, he or she then deserves the golden handshake, because the change he or she led and the hope for a better future has become everyone’s dream and passion – an embedded change indeed, fully owned by all!

When leading change, clear and tangible pictures of the future state must exist. For some that could be described as being on of the many executive decision.

Yet if the corresponding executive actions are not aligned, non-existent or inconsistent, those around will simply not buy-in and hence not perpetuate the dream beyond a leader’s use-by date, and legacies will not exist. What can be done better in this arena?

1. Influence others to see the benefits of the change and allow them to become your spokespeople.

Benefits are what people buy into, as benefits are what facilitate the hope for a better, easier or more efficient future.

2. Build and invest in a coalition of collaborators, believers and ambassadors.

Afterall, they will be the ones to keep it alive in your absence.

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3. Communicate key messages to key groups at key times.

Communication is key for any change to be successful but must be targeted, precise and different for each key group.

4. Anticipate and identify where personal barriers and resistance may exist; manage this by allowing it to be heard and attended; don’t seek to eliminate them

The natural human reaction to change is resistance. Allow it to be aired, address it by giving it what it wants and watch it dissipate slowly yet succinctly.

In this rapidly changing business world, a time of vast organizational change, how will your influence live on, your values turn into action and your dream and vision remain alive well beyond your contract date?

This article originally appeared in GulfBusiness.com on 03 February 2014

Debbie Nicol, Managing Director of ‘business en motion’, moves businesses and leaders ahead through change. Debbie applies the Prosci® Change Management Methodology in her business consultancy and learning organization across the GCC and Asia.

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business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.
Serving a broad cross-section of industries, we clarify organizational priorities, strengthen foundations, align workplace practices and measure results; in essence we work with the core of change.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.
Serving a broad cross-section of industries, we clarify organizational priorities, strengthen foundations, align workplace practices and measure results; in essence we work with the core of change.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.
Serving a broad cross-section of industries, we clarify organizational priorities, strengthen foundations, align workplace practices and measure results; in essence we work with the core of change.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

Serving a broad cross-section of industries, we clarify organizational priorities, strengthen foundations, align workplace practices and measure results; in essence we work with the core of change.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

business en motion

business en motion’ is a business consultancy and learning organization which moves businesses and leaders ahead – ahead of current performance and competition.

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