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 8: Ask How Can I?
Ask How Can I?
I sometimes sit and wonder why We think of the low instead of the high We think of the bad instead of the good We think of the can't instead of the could.
If a blind man can reach the top of Mount Everest, is your goal impossible? As mentioned in Chapter 5, Erik Weihenmayer had to adopt a way of thinking that could enable him to bypass his lack of sight to fulfill his dream of reaching the top. Once he refused to let go the dream and refused to dwell on all the reasons he could not do it, he was wide open to find a way forward.
We must find the way forward no matter what ...