Getting your team through the many obstacles of change requires encouraging leadership. People have initial responses to change, some including fear or frustration. These reactions can send team members spiraling into passivity or even resistance and requires special attention. Dialogue, not dictating, allows the leader and team member to engage, clarify, and seek understanding. Demanding or expecting compliance hinders both the resilience and persistence necessary for turning change into lasting growth.
Leaders who understand their personal and team responses to change are better positioned to see change as a possibility, reaping its benefits. With the right mindset and toolset, leaders can teach their teams to value disruption and persist beyond short-term uncertainty.