How to use coaching strategies to lead change in any organization
Be a CHANGEMASTER is a practical guide for school and district leaders that provides 12 strategies for overcoming resistance to change. Unlike more theoretical books, this text shows how to adopt a coaching style of leadership as a systemic change strategy.
Numerous examples demonstrate how the strategies used in this book have led to transformational change. These success stories are drawn from the work of professionally certified coaches. Components include; Challenging assumptions to prevent them from becoming reality; Developing a higher purpose to foster happiness and ensure a positive legacy; Confronting negativity by reframing and cultivating optimism; Gathering a group to aggregate energy, creativity, and encouragement; Using imagery and visualization techniques to improve performance; Focusing on the future to overcome the errors of the past and challenges of the present
Coaching is the proven change process, and leaders everywhere need to master the skills and strategies coaches use to transform their organizations efficiently and effectively. This book helps turn executives, managers, and team leaders into motivators and their organizations into winners.
Chapter 12: Remain Relentlessly Focused
Remain Relentlessly Focused
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
When is the last time you did one thing at a time? You will probably have to think long and hard about that question. We always feel as though we are doing several things at once, maybe working on your computer and talking on the phone to a parent, or talking to a student while two others are lining up for your attention. It probably won't surprise you that you need to be totally focused on your task so that you will devote the time, emotional, and physical energy needed to achieve it. ...