The majority of change initiatives fail to achieve their goals. The primary causes given in most surveys are people issues, like resistance to change, management failures, and unclear communication. But what does this really mean? What it means is that people chose not to support the change. Leaders managed their bodies, but failed to win their hearts and minds. To become truly effective at leading and managing change, leaders must focus on winning people’s hearts and minds, so they truly support the change. But how? It’s hard enough to change your own mind, let alone someone else’s.
Dave Gray is a leader and manager with a background in design. For many years he has been working with senior leaders on innovation and change initiatives, refining an approach to winning hearts and minds by focusing on beliefs. If people believe the basic premises behind the change, they will tend to support it. If they don’t, they won’t. Dave calls this approach Liminal Thinking.
In the one-day workshop during the No Pants Festival on March 9 you will learn:
- Why do people so often resist change?
- What is the relationship between beliefs, actions and outcomes
- How do beliefs come into being?
- How are beliefs reinforced over time?
- What is required for people to change their minds and adopt a new belief?
- Want to learn more?
Check out the video of Dave Gray.