Weekend Leadership Reading: 5/8/20

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about change.

From Adam Brandenburger: To Change the Way You Think, Change the Way You See

“But, along with thinking differently in order to come up with revolutionary new ideas or products, there is also seeing differently. Great creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs look at the world in ways that are different from how many of us look at things. This is why they see opportunities that other people miss.”

From Deborah Rowland: Change leaders can either create solutions or help people find their own

“A new framework to create sustainable, impactful change with less effort amidst today’s seismic shifts”

From Liana Burtsava: Seven Behaviours for Boosting Change Readiness

“Resistance to change is baked into our biology, but the ability to overcome it can be strengthened with the right regimen.”

From Carol Stubbings: The case for change: New world. New skills.

“Preparing the workforce of the future will require billions of dollars. But the cost of inaction will be even higher.”

From Kash Mathur: Three Ways To Build Trust During Times of Change

“If employees believe in the larger vision and can see how pursuing that vision makes sense for them and for the business, that buy-in will translate to better work and more effective strategy execution. Gallup finds that high-trust organizations can implement change more quickly and retain workers even when through the occasional organizational misstep. That’s because when people trust their leaders, they extend the benefit of the doubt in trying times. However, only about one-third of workers strongly trust their company’s leadership. To build trust in times of change, consider these three steps”

From Ayelet Fishbach: Either analyze your mistakes or repeat them

“We are hard-wired to avoid negative information, but we need to change.”

From Angela Lee: Why Change is Hard . . . and Good

“The root causes of resistance to change”

Book Suggestion

Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change by Deborah Rowland

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