Effective adaptation starts personally. It starts with being willing to consider and explore what you have, how you approach things and whether they are working. It means testing the values and assumptions that have led you to adopt the practices you use, and to evaluate whether they still hold true.
It is one thing to say that engagement needs to be engaging. It’s quite another thing to try and manage an engagement process in the middle of a pandemic.
So many engagement events start the same way. A circle of chairs in the room. A couple of flip charts in the front. At the back, a couple of anxious managers, wondering if anyone will come. It doesn’t have to be this way.
For all of those who claim that we need to get better at change management, this expert has some bad news for you: You can’t actually manage organizational change. The solution? We need to think about change from the outside in.
Municipalities do not lack for ambition. This is another way of saying that, for many, they have never met a project that they didn’t like. Oftentimes, making real choices is the difference between realizing success and never realizing results.
One of the possible reasons for so many ruminations on leadership is that we have arrived at the same place with leadership as we have with so many other topics: good leadership depends.