Sometimes, despite our best intentions, things just go wrong. Our leaders, in spite of leadership development programmes,interventions and charters, just don't display the leadership style we expect. Our change agents and managers complain that they are not getting the support they need. Employees dealing with reduced sales volumes, reduced profitability, unhappy customers and unhappy managers feel that there is no way out of their problems.
In our first article on effective leadership styles, Graham Williams describes how the dark side of leadership can have a potential toxic effect on organizations. He shows how to recognize and avoid the dark side of leadership.
When change agents or change managers are not getting the support they need, it is often points to a problem with roles. In our second article, we provide a detailed description of the major roles that need to be played in change management.
When profits and sales are down, and there seems to be no way out, it is time to rethink the way you think. Our new book "Drawing a new map" by Henk Lourens, describes the type of thinking and behaviours you need to turn around an organization.
The Change Designs team