THE SIX TENSIONS OF LEADING CHANGE
The idea is to find a balance between these
Champion an initiative or a significant change, consistently promote it, and encourage others to get on board.
Cope with transition
Recognize and address the personal and emotional aspects of change.
Show a sense of urgency
Demonstrate the need to take action; accelerate the pace of change.
Demonstrate realistic patience
Know when and how to slow the pace so that people can cope and adapt.
Make difficult decisions without hesitation or second-guessing.
Take others' perspectives into account; understand the impact of your actions and decisions.
See the positive side of any challenge; convey that optimism to others.
Be realistic and open
Speak candidly about the situa¬tion, and don't shy away from dif¬ficulties; admit personal mistakes.
Be confident in your ability to handle new challenges.
Be open to others' input and sup¬port; allow them to do their part.
Capitalize on strengths
Know your personal and organizational strengths; confidently apply them to new situations and circumstances.
Go against the grain
Show willingness to learn and try new things--even when the process is difficult or painful.
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. Rachel Naomi Remen