Monday, 7 September 2009

Change alchemy: friends and enemies

Some people will benefit from changes you put in whilst others may feel they are losing something very important to them. Indeed they may experience an actual loss. Part of good change leadership is knowing who your friends and allies will be, and knowing who may be intent on disrupting your plans.

Having plans to harness the support from your allies is critical. But it is also critical to have plans to persuade, neutralise or even isolate those who will be working against you. How much time and effort you put into these various plans will depend on the influence and power that they have.

How is your ‘friends and enemies’ plan shaping up?

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