Leadership Process: Motivating Change

How to master leadership through the change cycle

It’s not change we dislike; it’s the disorientation which comes with it. Regardless of whether change is externally imposed or self selected, the associated disorientation can become a significant hindrance to individual and organizational productivity.

Change is anything new and or different from what we know! Based upon this definition, change is a constant experience happening literally hundreds of times a day in our lives. The skill in successfully anticipating and leading change both tactically and emotionally is a business imperative for all leaders. As “change agents,” leaders hold the responsibility for monitoring and managing the activities and information that enable employees, customers and other stakeholders to adapt to and embrace change. While change initiatives usually focus on the project management change tactics, the critical emotional and mental processes are overlooked.

LPMC introduces the research and proven sequential processes that best facilitates the emotional transitions accompanying any change. A comprehensive Managers Guide provides the tools and skills to assist people in working through the dynamics of change. Although we cannot predict the speed with which individuals adapt to change, we can accelerate the process by applying the knowledge of The Change Cycle, ultimately decreasing time and productivity loss.

Who should attend

This program is ideal for management and leadership personnel at any level of the organization who must implement and manage change within their organization. Participants benefit greatly from this workshop as they learn to guide their teams through the change cycle, optimizing productivity and minimizing the natural negative push back that comes with change. Additionally, this workshop will train any individual whose role includes introducing new processes, procedures, products or services to be more effective in their job.

How you will benefit

Over the course of the workshop you’ll learn the cognitive and emotional processes individuals go through as they encounter new and changing situations.

You’ll learn and apply the six stages of The Change Cycle and how they predict change response at the mental, emotional and behavioral level.

You’ll identify the “real issue” vs. the “presenting issue” in any change.

You’ll differentiate between proactive and reactive change situations and the best skills to use for successful change management.

You’ll develop successful change skills and processes to enable oneself to successfully adapt to change and then apply these skills.

Features of the Program

  • Preview a video case study on change prior to attendance.
  • Learn about becoming “change resilient.”
  • Come prepared to work on two changes you are currently involved in.
  • Pinpointing the “real change” vs. “presenting change.”
  • Manage “change orbits” and the volume of change.
  • Apply the Change Cycle as a tool in successfully identifying and addressing where people are in the change process and guide appropriate efforts to encourage change adoption.
  • Develop successful change skills for oneself as a change initiator.
  • Learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” for successfully leading Change.
  • Anticipate, plan and execute a Change announcement and follow-on strategy
    Receive one-on-one coaching from an SSCA Change Cycle expert.

Length of the Program: 2 Days

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We now have better relationships within the executive team, we understand the direction of the company, there’s greater clarity, there’s greater understanding of the goal than there was before our work with SSCA.

Ron Wanglin, Chair, Bolton & Company