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“You have to understand what you’re asking of people when you’re asking them to change.” –Ronald Heifetz
What is it about change that has people digging their heels in and holding onto the status quo? Are you able to get yourself on the balcony to understand the dynamics at play? When navigating hurdles that may cause change, are you able to diagnose the problem properly?
Today, Faye Davis and Carla Sones dive into all this and more. After a really long season of big change (thanks, COVID), change fatigue is a real problem for leaders, yet the ball has to keep rolling. A key component of leadership is understanding the types of challenges that may present themselves. Are the hurdles you’re experiencing technical or adaptive in nature?
The most common failure in leadership is a diagnostic failure: treating adaptive challenges through technical work. While technical hurdles have a clear solution and process, adaptive work requires leaders to build new knowledge and capabilities in people to solve. In a world heavy with challenges requiring changes, today’s episode aims to empower leaders to sit, listen, and plan rather than act preemptively. Tune in now to hear more from Carla and Faye!
America’s Jobs Team is sponsored by Research on Investment / Gazelle.ai