We are resilient when it touches our values.
We’re right in the middle of changing, challenging times, and most industries are feeling it. Often, change comes with some resistance. It’s not always comfortable. When the Blue Wahoos baseball stadium was built on Studer Education’s property in downtown Pensacola about a decade ago, Quint Studer, who led the effort, faced tremendous resistance to change. Ultimately, the stadium and baseball team became a true catalyst for positive change in our community. Listen as Quint shares the lessons he learned while leading his organization through community resistance to change.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- What key actions can leaders take to manage resistance to change among their teams?
- How can leaders get buy-in as they communicate change to different groups of people?
- What driving factor can help take leaders across the finish line when leading change?
VIDEO | Inspiring A Collaborative Sense of Urgency
Whether we’re managing, leading or adjusting to change, we may find others around us don’t act with the same sense of urgency as we do. The best leaders inspire their teams through consistent, clear communication aligned to the right outcomes.
A leader’s place is out in front; making the move to prepare the team for the change and for victory. By doing so, the team is not only prepared, but the change is likely not even a ripple of disruption to the system.
Nothing stays the same. In fact, if we keep doing things the same way we've always done them, it's likely our performance will decline. Change is the only constant in our organizations and in life, and for most, change is uncomfortable. For organizations to stay relevant and innovative, teams must work through fears quickly.