Insights are only helpful if they prescribe action that can be taken. Patti writes on the intersection of leadership theory and real-life experience in order to shed light on what it takes to transform cultures and enable change that matters. Find Patti’s Insights column only on drPattiFletcher.com.
People can and will resist
change because it’s scary, unpredictable, and tiring. Having early adopters on
the front line who can demonstrate that it’s none of those things will increase
the odds your vision becomes a reality.
Rather than being dictated
to, people like to be the “chef” of their own change
leaders work to gain the trust and confidence of their followers
and unite them around a common vision.
The follower-centric foundation of transformational
leadership puts the leader in the role of inspiring others to achieve
unimaginable success. This wasn't always the case. To see how we arrived here,
let's take a look at how leadership theory began and evolved.