Are you ready to be a fearless leader?
Large-scale organizational change often sparks fear. There can be comfort in doing things the way they’ve always been done, even when it becomes apparent that change is a strategic business imperative that’s supported by data and coming whether we like it or not.
To address the fear of change, it’s important to give every team member ownership in creating it.
Creating change is not just the responsibility of those in senior leadership roles. Creating real change is everyone’s responsibility. In fact, important initiatives such as driving diversity and inclusion, transforming corporate culture or advancing women’s leadership cannot be successful unless the initiative is operationalized and understood at every level of the company.
Fear of change and resistance to it is reduced if everyone sees themselves as leaders and agents of change in their spheres of influence. They are empowered to take steps in their daily jobs to implement change.
For my recent Leadercast blog, I outline 4 tips for implementing change in your sphere of influence, you can find the post here.
For more information on utilizing these techniques to advance women in the workplace, download the 4 Key Actions white paper.
Jeffery Tobias Halter is president of YWomen, a strategic consulting company focused on engaging men in women’s leadership advancement. Founder of the Father of Daughter Initiative, creator of the Gender Conversation QuickStarters Newsletter and the Male Advocacy Profile, Jeffery is former director of diversity strategy for The Coca-Cola Company and is the author of two books, WHY WOMEN, The Leadership Imperative to Advancing Women and Engaging Men and Selling to Men, Selling to Women.