Al Comeaux is a former executive at Travelocity, GE, American airlines. As a senior leader, Al has championed change across a range of workplaces and undertaken a 20-year journey researching why so many change efforts fail and what’s needed for success.
Al is the founder of Primed For Change, a disruptive project to prepare leaders to take organizations successfully through change, and this week he has released a new book called Change Management.
In this episode, we explore how senior leaders think about change in workplaces and how they can balance being SMART with taking an approach that wins people’s HEARTS.
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- [02:58] – Al explains what most often takes leaders by surprise when it comes to trying to successfully create change in workplaces.
- [06:23] – Al helps us explore if leaders should be more focused on understanding the problems or the opportunities for change in their organization.
- [07:44] – Al offers tips for helping leaders to consistently explain the opportunity for change across their workplace, whilst allowing teams to make the change personally meaningful.
- [09:43] – Al offers guidance on when leaders should try a top-down versus open source approach to leading change.
- [14:52] – Al provides examples of how leaders can be SMART and have HEART when it comes to leading change.
- [18:24] – Al offers examples leaders model the change consistently.
- [22:31] – Al offers some tips for turning around the change cynics.
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