Monday, April 21, 2008

leading change

I finished Leading Change by John Kotter a few days ago. I'm trying to let it all sink in and also sort through what parts I can tranfer from its completely secular model for tranforming organizations to the church.

He proposes an 8-stage process for change. It is:
1) Establishing a Sense of Urgency
2) Creating a Guiding Coalition
3) Developing a Vision and Strategy
4) Communicating the Change Vision
5) Empowering Employees for Broad-based Action (by removing structural barriers, providing needed training, aligning systems to the vision, and dealing with troublesome supervisors)
6) Generating Short-Term Wins
7) Consolidating Gains and Producing More Change
8) Anchoring New Approaches in the Culture

One of my favorite parts of the book was the last chapter which said that the key to growing as a leader is the combination of a competitive drive and lifelong learning.

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