Managing resistance to change is often a requirement and a challenge for those in leadership roles. By recognising that people are not in fact resisting change, but resisting an actual or perceived loss, leaders can assist people to make the desired adaption by utilising one or more of the three approaches of ‘Resolve, Reframe, Go Through”.
Effective coaching is an important ingredient to quality leadership. Like leadership effectiveness, good coaching is a journey and not a destination. As part of this journey, I would like to explore the above concept with you.
For years I have been utilising various change frameworks inspired by Kotter; ADKAR; Tadeo, Beake and Fink; Argyris, etc. I have found them extremely valuable and various projects and initiatives have benefited from their utilisation. I have developed six principles for being an Adaptive Organisation. If these principles exist, the organisation will adapt more readily when sound change frameworks are then applied.