What do your organization's successful transformation, the current U.S. Presidential campaign and the Arab Spring all have in common? Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, the answer is: masses of people.
Creating the buy-in for change is really about connecting with people where they are. An effective communication plan is a critical first step, but the best change leaders actively involve others to move from awareness and understanding to support.
You are now in the middle of a change. How you arrived here doesn't matter. It could be a planned change gone awry, or perhaps a crisis forced you to do or be something different. It feels as if you are stranded in the median of a busy freeway with traffic speeding by in both direction.
A strong, vibrant organizational culture is the ultimate engine for accelerating change and adapting to new opportunities. It can also be an anchor that holds you back and contributes to your downfall.
The cultural landscape of America is shifting, and girls are caught in the middle. Peer pressure and media depictions of women are discouraging girls from taking leadership positions in their schools and communities. Their future success will depend on their ability of lead.