Reflections from Good to Great and Beyond Great, part 11
Welcome back. I hope your Christmas and New Year breaks and celebrations were great. We are ready to press on with our discussions for reshaping our leadership paradigms.
We left off before the holidays preparing to discuss transformation. Specifically, we talked about challenges of change, but recognizing that transformation might be the goal.
So, What about Transformation?
As we prepare to discuss deep transformation in ourselves and our organizations, we will know that it is important to understand those strategies for navigating the challenges of change we have discussed. They will apply to some degree.
Our capacity to help people see the new reality we are striving for will be important among those strategies.
- It will help them participate
- It will enable them to have personal power to contribute
- We need them on-board as we seek a supremely better future state for the company
As we have moved in our discussion toward “Corporate Transformation,” we recognized that it involves two parts—personal and organizational.
With this in mind, prepare to start with you. Start with your heart. Work on strengthening your commitment to a preferred future. Your own vision can be a powerful and compelling motivation.
It is important to recognize that it is a big deal, too, this goal to transform. It is more than just trying to conform to what appears to work for others. There is a huge difference between conformation (apply) and transformation (become). We can “apply” models and techniques in our efforts to improve. That is conforming—adopting the practices and suggestions that have been offered.
In past posts, we've referenced Good to Great several times. Collins and team illuminated eleven companies surfaced from their research and findings as “great.” These groups offer wonderful examples. Their models and knowledge are validated with financial performance data.
In the next post we will discuss that type of study and the real goal for using the information learned.
President, Advanced Team Concepts