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Performance Business - May '13

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D change involves countless decisions and minor changes that produce organizational modifications, alterations or elimination of unproductive practices across many planes and avenues. They are more pragmatic about looking at specific daily changes to ensure that transformations are taking place throughout their organization. Leaders cannot lead from behind a desk or office door. They must be present at the point of change to train, coach, cajole and comfort. cations across functional boundaries. This approach allows leaders to test, try, modify and act on ideas quickly, and facilitates change more rapidly at its focal point. Questioning Daily Progress It is easy for leaders to mask a number of functions, items and agendas under the label of change. An effective leader constantly questions his or her progress on a daily basis and asks, "What exactly have I changed?" Rather than measuring progress over time, leaders understand that facilitating Creating a Sense of Urgency While the nature of change brings about its own sense of pressure, leaders must continually reinforce their personal sense of urgency to overcome all of the potentially paralyzing fears employees may experience due to change and its compelling nature. Every action and activity a leader undertakes must also be viewed as an unequivocal call for urgency in the pursuit of constant testing and improvement in subsequent change transformations throughout the organization. Launch your sales with 800-669-0424 www.performancebiz.com 50 n Performance Business PBMAY 2.indd 50 n May 2013 3/29/13 10:49 AM M t a r m f a P a a f a a a t o A u T e

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