Challenge of Change, Part 15

Review parts 1 through 15 for details and thinking, then utilize the Recipe for Change.

Part 15 – Discipline Determines Destiny

Real progress takes disciplineWhat disciplines are lacking in your leadership through change?  Is the lack of discipline the root cause of your challenge to change? Are you a highly disciplined person? What disciplines do you practice?

Purpose and goals are achieved through discipline. Start today on your road to discipline. There are many rewards to discipline: less stress, more productivity, positive impact on others, opens doors of opportunity and reaching your goals with purpose.

It all starts with you and your habits. Your people will do what you do. You cannot say one thing and then do another.  So it’s up to YOU!

The Recipe for Change

When you’re baking a cake, there are certain ingredients that are necessary for the cake to come out as planned. You need to follow a step by step procedure. Include all portions as described, mix as indicated, then cook for the optimum time and temperature. Any variation from the recipe may cause an incomplete and utter disaster! If you don’t follow the recipe, you will not get the results you were expecting.

When you’re leading your company and staff through change, a recipe would be very helpful, so here it is:

  1. You must be totally committed to the change (1 gallon)
  2. It must be well defined and written (1 pint)
  3. You must be willing to accept the push back and resistance (1 quart)
  4. Create the WHY story to sell to sell your staff (Five Pounds)
  5. Talk to them one-on-one (1 Tablespoon)
  6. Give them time to adjust mentally to the change (Let Marinate 1 week)
  7. Let them express their feelings (Snap-Crackle-Pop)
  8. Set a rollout date for the change to occur (Cook Time 10 Days)
  9. Have many training sessions before rollout (Mixing steps)
  10. Establish the change as a habit (Tasting the results)

This is a quick and simple recipe for change. Follow the ingredients and steps, and see what results you will achieve. Review parts 1 through 15 for more details and thinking.

Management is the formula.

Leadership is the essential catalyst.

You are the stick that stirs the ingredients.