Inside out: lead yourself before you lead organisational change

By Michell Gibbings

Conscious change leaders are not one dimensional.  They work across boundaries, challenge dominant paradigms, and lead others to thrive through change. Most importantly, they know that successful organisational transformation involves personal change for them.

Start from the inside out

Preparing to lead successful organisational change

Most executives and leaders will be familiar with the challenges that come with a change management effort. As businesses continue to experience a highly disruptive corporate landscape, enterprise-wide change is becoming an important aspect of company performance.

According to research from the Project Management Institute, only 18 per cent of firms are effectively leading change, while the vast majority (64 per cent) are only moderately successful. Further research from McKinsey & Company found a mere third of change programs are actually implemented correctly.

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