Change: the Only Constant for Leaders

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Change: the Only Constant for Leaders
Bomo Albert-Oguara, Manager, Nigeria, Member
The constancy of change forces itself into our consciousness because of the dynamism of the human condition. Change is the only constant in the change-management process. The key to my mind is in having leadership that is sensitive to the dynamism of the market place and scaling to meet its many challenges. Jeannie Daniel Duck, in her article "Managing Change: The Art of Balancing", opines that '...the real contribution of leadership in a time of change, lies in managing the dynamics... The fundamental job of leadership is to deal with dynamics of change, the confluence and congruence of the forces that change unleashes, so that the company is better prepared to compete.'
That is the crux of leadership in change management. It does not lie in change theories, illuminating as they may be on the path to change and our behavior towards it, leaders and followers alike....Sign up

Ericka Alonzo, Student (University), Nicaragua, Member
It is true! Change is the key for success. If we are not able to change stereotypes we won't be able to be competitive....Sign up

Limited Way of Thinking
Christian Buelna, Project Manager, Mexico, Member
In my experience, we are used and like to see a linear trend way of thinking, but this is the way to fail. We must understand that our limited way of ...Sign up

Change: is it the Flavour of the Month
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Sometimes simplicity is required to lead and manage change. Creating small wins, communicating frequently, and implementing continuous improvem...Sign up

Change is Competitive Edge and Threat
RUSLAN, Manager, Kazakhstan, Member
Change - it's the only tool in modern capitalism that may lead to survive the middle and small businesses in a highly competitive market.
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A Lot of Insight Here
Shadow Executive
I just want to say that I really appreciate the responses. My first inclination was to form one of my own but, after reading through them, I have reso...Sign up

Change: the Only Constant for Leaders
Enrique Benjamin Franklin F., Professor, Mexico, Member
In today´s turbulent business environment, change is a fact of life. People and organizations must constantly cope with unfamiliar events and s...Sign up

Leader Must Direct Change Towards Ultimate Goal
Bung-Orn, Analyst, Thailand, Member
The leader should set the instant objectives and communicate through all levels of personnel clearly to make everybody perform change in the same d...Sign up

Distinguish 2 Forms of Change
Billy Futter, Lecturer, South Africa, Member
I find it more useful to view the concept of change as adaptation and/or innovation. Without these perspectives, the leadership imperative to m...Sign up

Change Requires Leaders
hamid mohamed ahmed, Accountant, Sudan, Member
Change is a fact of life, nothing is constant except the change. Change is a true challenge and needs leaders not managers. In order to convince peopl...Sign up

Change as a Constant
Sanyambe Obert, Student (MBA), Namibia, Member
In my view leadership plays a pivotal role in the change process. Leadership is about seeing far and continuously create that preparednessSign up

Ability to Visualize the Horizon Very Early
SUNIL RAO, Management Consultant, India, Member
There is no doubt that change is inevitable but practical & effective leaders are able to visualize the broader horizon early on and steer their organ...Sign up

Is Adaptation Adequate? Can it Lead to Lack of Change
The right leadership with grassroots collaboration is the key. I feel adaptation can be a way to accept the inevitable and let nature take its course....Sign up

Helping Others to Change: The 3 A's of Change Management
Prabhakar Karve, Management Consultant, India, Member
In my opinion, the three “A”s of change management are Awareness -> Acceptance -> Action. We need all three to help ourselves and others to cha...Sign up

Change or be Changed!
Balaji Keshav Mahashabde, Financial Consultant, United Arab Emirates, Member
It's better we agree that change is constant, everything changes, other than change.
If we do not agree, then we will see ourselves "being cha...Sign up

Understanding and Dealing with Change
Wilf Marshall, CxO / Board, United Kingdom, Member
Whatever words we use, we are all agreed that change has a constant presence in our work and in our private lives. Accepting this means that we must m...Sign up

Change and Leadership
Gerald Tetreault, United States, Member
I can certainly agree that change is constant. At the same time, I think there is an expectation that a leader's handling of the dynamics of...Sign up

Change Management Perception
Margaret Looney, Student, United States, Member
I agree that change is constant. I believe that leadership is trial and error. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not....Sign up

Change is Part of Personal and Business Life
Jake, United Kingdom, Member
Change is a part of our lives. Both in the private and business part of our existence. It's always present whether we like it or not. I agree that ...Sign up

Fighting Change
Kamiludin Atori, Teacher, Indonesia, Member
Everyone says that change is a fact of life. However, it is not always easy to become friendly with it. In order to change sometimes we must fight ...Sign up

Change Should be Well Managed
Ahtesham ulhaque, Manager, Pakistan, Member
I fully agree about change being the constant. Change should be well managed in all areas where needed. Immature and unplanned changes may cause a ...Sign up

Change and Improvement
Samuell Yew, Project Manager, Malaysia, Member
All improvements are the results of change. But not all changes are an improvement! Evolution is the result of changes. Not all evolution leads to sus...Sign up

Is it Change or Adaptation?
Osama Ali Ali, Student (MBA), Egypt, Member
As Heraclitus declared “Nothing endures but change”.
Change is very important but managing change can be very difficult.
I would say ...Sign up

Changing Organizations and Greiner
knap, Manager, Netherlands, Member
The world is changing. So it is normal that organisations are also changing. It depends of the life cycle of the organisations (Sign up

Change: the Only Constant for Leaders
Gina Botta, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
I agree totally with Shadow Executive; thank you all!...Sign up

Appreciate Dynamism and Prepare your Organization
Purity N. Simiyu, Manager, Kenya, Member
It's important for management to appreciate the fact that technology, processes are dynamic. Globalization has turned the world into a global village ...Sign up

How to Transfer Change Into Action?
Franky He
Fully agree change is constant, but how to transfer this abstract concept into an action or practice that all can follow up well?...Sign up

Revert to Small is Beautiful?
Van Bosch, Manager, South Africa, Member
All companies keep implementing controls (ie corporate governance, etc), which result in organisat...Sign up

Identifying Change Factors
Trevor Akpomughe, Communication, Nigeria, Member
It is not managing change as such but rather identifying the factors that call for change and planning to advance, survive or quit that matters...Sign up

People, Firms, Industries and Countries Must Embrace Change
Mrs. Josephine Idele, Partner, Nigeria, Member
I do absolutely agree that change is very fundamental for any real development to take place. People, firms, industries and countries must embrace cha...Sign up

Change and Leadership
temitayo olutoye, Student (MBA), Nigeria, Member
No change can be successful without leadership. No matter how innovative and dynamic the workforce is, somebody must take responsibility for th...Sign up

Leaders and Change
Mitchell M Mubuyaeta, Student (Other), Namibia, Member
To leaders change is a passport which drives them to dynamic innovation and creativity of which presses them out confort zones....Sign up

The Leaders That People Need
Renato Molina, Management Consultant, Guatemala, Member
I'm in agreement with Enrique Benjamin, who said that "change is a fact of life", but the real constant for leaders are the principles and valuesSign up

Change Management - Oxymoronic and Controversial?
SAMUEL LUZOBE, Consultant, Uganda, Member
To prepare for change not only sounds oxymoronic but also controversial. If change is a constant and the manner in which it occurs is unpredictable, t...Sign up

Change: the Only Constant for Leaders
Simeon Paraschakis, Project Manager, Sweden, Member
Yes I agree! I believe that the economic problems in the West are highly dependentof the difficulty to change when you have had a winning concept for ...Sign up

Masters in Change and Adaptability
Allemeersch Johan
Another word for change is adapt. The situation or environment changes, and the way we can adapt to this makes it successful or not. You have preve...Sign up

Adopting, Controlling and Effecting Change
Mitchell M Mubuyaeta, Student (Other), Namibia, Member
Change management contains at least three heterogeneous aspects: adopting to change, controlling change and effecting change.
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Change is an Unavoidable Condition
Rossy Supardi, HR Consultant, Indonesia, Member
I agree that change is an unavoidable condition. Wheter revolutionary or evolutionary is needed depends on the matter, both have their purpose. Very i...Sign up

Avoid Radical Change
Romano Ritossa, Business Consultant, Italy, Member
Change is the tool that every entrepreneur or executive staff have to use daily as an operating principle. The best chance is when it's planned. Ra...Sign up

Not Everything and Everybody Should Change
Satyanarayana.S.V., Manager, India, Member
When something is going right we should not try to change it. Change should happen only in areas of improvements....Sign up

Change is Renewing
Raymundo Soria, Strategy Consultant, Mexico, Member
There is a phrase in Mexico and also a story about the need to renew. The phrase is "renew or die". And the story talks about eagles whe...Sign up

To Change or to Be Changed, That is the Question
Samuell Yew, Project Manager, Malaysia, Member
I like the eagle illustration. It is a decision made by the eagle to renew (change) to continue to survive and to survive well. Due to the dynamic env...Sign up

Change or to Be Changed
Enrique Benjamin Franklin F., Professor, Mexico, Member
I think that change or be changed is a matter of approach. Bear in mind that nothing is absolute and everything is relative....Sign up

Change or Be Changed
Billy Futter, Lecturer, South Africa, Member
Choice is a key dimension of change. Related to this is identifying the challenges that accompany change (or not). Frequently, the blame is att...Sign up

Change and Flexibility to Adopt
mohammed Ibrahim, Accountant, Nigeria, Member
Yes no doubt that change is the only constant in life. However, when we can predict change with a certain degree of certainty, this will give s...Sign up

Italians Fear Change
Romano Ritossa, Business Consultant, Italy, Member
I think change is not the spirit of Italian people. There is fear of change. For Italians are afraid they will be replaced before the change. W...Sign up

Change Leaders must Ignore Laggards for some TIme
Hawa Aganas, Project Manager, Sudan, Member
In any organization there are people referred to as the "laggards" who are usually resistant to change because they are afraid of change. The initiato...Sign up

Leaders don't Sweat
Marc Tremblay, Manager, Canada, Member
Leaders provide vision, focus, direction and, yes, security to the people they lead in an ever changing world. Moses led his people out of Egyptian sl...Sign up

Give Vitality to the Organization
Derek Dorzie
The role of the manager is to both create and sustain the motivation of his team. Change in methods and environment generates challenge and adv...Sign up

Beautiful Change
Ericka Alonzo, Student (University), Nicaragua, Member
I, myself, have seen the effect caused by change in my life. From being a shy introverted girl, I became an extroverted one and still careful about so...Sign up

Through Their Vision, Leaders Embrace Change
Marc Tremblay, Manager, Canada, Member
Leaders are role models on how to tackle change. They are not followers and do not abide to any theory. Passion, intelligence and confidence...Sign up

Good Leaders - Charismatic or Transformational
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Charismatic leaders like Trudeau may not be viewed by everyone as a good leader, especially in western Canada. Obama, I have hope for. Are they good s...Sign up

Beautiful Change
Enrique Benjamin Franklin F., Professor, Mexico, Member
Ericka Alozno states that change is painful, but it may be different if we understand and accept change as a part of the dynamics of life....Sign up

Leaderhip is Like the Theatre
Marc Tremblay, Manager, Canada, Member
Mr. Raymond W. Smith, chairman and CEO of Atlantic Corp., was quoted in an article by Karen Bemowski, Quality Progress, January 1996, saying: “Leaders...Sign up

Leadership and Change
Sanyambe Obert, Student (MBA), Namibia, Member
I do agree with your first statement mr. Marc Tremblay. In your posting "Leaders don't Sweat" you set a caveat that some leaders may be driven by "...Sign up

Change: the Only Constant for Leaders
Enrique Benjamin Franklin F., Professor, Mexico, Member
Change, not stability, is what sets the standard today. Before, changes occurred gradually and infrequently. Today, changes are dramatic and happening...Sign up

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