3 practical tips for leaders to embrace change and become transformational leaders | Two new workshops

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Posted By GM Leadership Hive

In today's rapidly evolving world, the ability of leaders to embrace change has become more critical than ever. As organisations face technological and digital advancements, shifting market dynamics, and changing societal trends, leaders must navigate uncertainty and proactively respond to new challenges and opportunities.

GM Leadership Hive's Workforce Development Programme is designed for business leaders and owners to develop the future growth of their business and productivity through their biggest asset: their people. Below are two new workshops for you to register for.



Embrace Change

[New - In-person] People and Performance Management – Maximising your teams potential

5 July | 09:30am - 12:30pm 

Setting goals and targets for your team is one thing, but getting them to consistently deliver results can be challenging. This interactive session will help you identify how to help your employees perform at their best, individually and collectively. You will also learn about the common barriers to performance and how to overcome them. After this workshop, we hope your employees will “give off their best willingly and consistently”.

[New - In-person] Organisational Change – Staying Ahead of the Curve 

13 July | 10:00am - 12:00pm 

With continued economic challenges for businesses, this workshop will explore how business leaders can stay ahead of the change race. You will learn by understanding the impact of change and adapting your business practices with positivity, enthusiasm, and a growth mindset. You will leave with practical tips to help you embrace and navigate change confidently. 

Why do leaders need to embrace change?

Embracing change is not just a strategic choice; it is a mindset that enables leaders to adapt, innovate, and drive growth. By embracing change, leaders are willing to learn and are better equipped to adapt to new trends and market conditions. In addition, they can anticipate industry disruptions and proactively adjust their strategies to stay ahead of the competition. In this rapidly changing landscape, leaders who embrace change are poised to thrive and lead their teams towards success in the face of uncertainty. 

What is a transformational leader?

Nowadays, leaders cannot just work on their own but influence others. A transformational leader is someone who inspires and motivates their employees and followers to achieve extraordinary outcomes by creating a vision, fostering innovation, and encouraging personal development. This leadership style goes beyond transactional relationships and empowers individuals to reach their full potential.

Transformational leaders are closely related to embracing change because they embody the characteristics necessary to navigate and lead through periods of significant transformation.

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3 tips for embracing change

Allowing your Business to change and adapt can be hard when you have created and worked hard on your vision, but it also can have amazing results - Did you know that YouTube was originally designed to be a dating platform? Adapting to a new trend is critical for your business to grow and succeed. Setbacks or obstacles do not deter transformational leaders but view them as opportunities for growth and learning. Their ability to remain positive, adaptable, and forward-thinking in the face of change inspires their employees and the people around them to do the same, creating a culture that embraces change as a catalyst for improvement and progress.

If you are about to go through a period of change in your business, you need to take your people, and they will be looking to you for guidance. You should have a compelling vision of the future and inspire them to embrace and work towards that vision. Planning and preparing with change management tools will enable you to guide your team with confidence.

Your people are your best resource for rich, honest feedback. They know your clients and their journey and can likely help identify the pitfalls you are about to walk into. Accordingly to New Research: The Heard and the Heard-Nots • The Workforce Institute at UKG , nearly 63% of employees feel their voice has been ignored in some way by their manager or employer. Trust is crucial when leading through change. You can build trust by being transparent, authentic, and inclusive in the communication. So how could you develop an effective way to talk to your employees? 

In summary, transformational leaders have to embrace change. Through their willingness to adapt to change, vision with a comprehensive plan, and communication with trust-building, you will be able to navigate the complexities of today's fast-paced world and position their organisations for long-term success.

Business leaders play a crucial role in leading the business to grow and succeed. How can you act as a captain to steer in this ever-changing business environment and embrace the 'Dare to' Mindset? Find out more now.