Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Instead Of Making A Very Bold Change
Instead of making a very bold change, most try and water things down by approaching it with what they think is a common sense approach. The problem is, by believing that common sense is the best approach to change, the business owner gives himself permission to not really change at all.
Here are some of the disastrous common sense questions I here from clients:
Q: Isn't it important to make reasonable changes?
A: Yes, but it depends on which type of reason you use.
The problem is that doing more of the same doesn't produce change; it produces more of the same.
Reason Strategy #2 - The Right way. The best way to use reason is to base it on a desired future outcome. Here the business owner picks a specific point where she wants to be and then reasons her way into the outcome, regardless of where she is right now.
She will ask herself very powerful questions like, "who do I need to have on my team to make this happen?", "what knowledge do I need to achieve this goal?", "what skills do my people need to allow a breakthrough?"
Q: How do I minimize the discomfort in making the change?
A: You can't ; not if you want to create significant change.
Focus on the big rewards and you will develop the courage necessary to move through the discomfort.
No one has ever made it into the history books by being sensible. The make an impact on this world by being bold, daring, passionate and courageous.