Leaders in Change
'Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for life.'
Fish or rod?
The saying is so old that nobody is sure who coined it, but for organisations today it is more topical than ever. In a business landscape that is changing ever more rapidly, one digital transformation is not yet complete before the next one begins. Amidst all the uncertainty that comes with it, one thing is certain: constant change is here to stay.
Knowing that transformation is a permanent part of the new reality, companies are faced with a choice: do I hire expensive consultants for each transformation who try to drag reluctant employees to the next step of the eternal change? Or do I ensure that my employees learn to transform themselves so that I anchor change as a distinctive strength in the core of my organisation?
Follow or lead?
The choice can also be formulated as that between following or leading: Do I want employees who simply do what they are told or do I want them to take the initiative? Do I follow the leaders in my industry or do I put myself in the vanguard?
We believe that sustainable success starts with people, and this belief is the starting point of everything we do. Our approach focuses entirely on making the most of the diversity of talents within the organisation. We inspire employees to become their best selves. So that they take leadership of themselves and the change. Because you don’t need to be in the boardroom to be a leader.
Change is measurable
By stimulating leadership within all layers of the organisation, you increase the power of change of your entire company. However, this does not mean that every transformation is immediately feasible – how far you can get depends on your starting point. Countless transformations fail precisely because they do not take this into account: organisations chase after sky-high objectives without any insight into their power to change.
That is why we have developed a method with which organisations can measure their own power to change. This way, you know how much change your organisation can handle – before, during and after the transformation: perhaps the goal that was initially too ambitious can be reached later. Because our belief in teaching people to transform themselves means that we always look further ahead – we don’t strive for one successful transformation, but for the creation of organisations where continuous change is part of the DNA.
Assume leadership → Become the change
How do you achieve sustainable success in a world where everything is constantly changing?
- Become the change itself. That means you don’t follow but lead instead.
- Turn people into leaders. Because sustainable transformation does not start with the newest technology but within ourselves.
- Make the transformation measurable. So that the change goals you set are actually achievable for your organisation.