Change Management Leadership - Responsibility Two of Three: Model the New Way


Change Management Leadership - Leadership of Change® Volume 4

Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK) - Volume 4

Model the new way

“The organisation will adopt change when leaders show and model the new way”

Change Management Leadership: Effective and proactive leadership is essential for successful organisational change. This book outlines the three critical leadership responsibilities to implement change:

  1. Articulate the Change Vision.
  2. Model the New Way.
  3. Intervene to Ensure Sustainable Change. 

Organisational change leadership is about effectively and proactively articulating the vision, modelling the new way and intervening to ensure sustainable change”

  1. Model the New Way: The second main responsibility for the leadership team in implementing their organisation’s change is to ‘Model the New Way’. This is about making the leader’s change vision a reality by modelling the new way of working. Without the execution of the change vision by leaders, the organisation will not move from the current ‘a’ state to the improved future ‘B’ state. To make this happen, the leadership team are effectively and proactively involved, and responsible for three important subset activities. They must involve employees in the change design and model the new skills and behaviours to enhance the employee change experience. These responsibilities cannot be delegated, they cannot be sent as an e-mail instruction, and they are not the responsibility of the change team. As the leadership team fulfils these responsibilities and associated activities, there will be a profound positive shift in change implementation progress. The employee’s change transition experience will not have been one of stress or worry. They will feel that they were made aware of the change early, understand the business reasons for the change, have been involved in the change design and have the capability to operate at the new way of working. Resistance is therefore reduced, and adoption maximised.

About the Book: Organisational change leadership is about effectively and proactively articulating the vision, modelling the new way and intervening to ensure sustainable change. Leadership of Change® Volume 4 is a change management leadership book that outlines what should be done to successfully implement organisational change to ensure a return on investment, full employee change adoption, and sustainable change. Until recently, an organisational leader or manager could just focus on normal day-to-day operations, handing off change management and implementation responsibilities to other people.

Organisational change management, transformation, and improvement have become permanent features of the business landscape. Leading change can be one of the most difficult burdens of a leader’s role, but shareholders of organisations are now starting to demand that the leaders have Leadership of Change® capability. This book outlines the three critical leadership of Change® responsibilities, structured on the AMI© Change Leadership Model: ‘Articulate’, ‘Model’ and ‘Intervene’ to ensure sustainable change. Change implementation is also supported by the a2B Change Management Framework® (a2BCMF®).

Peter consults, speaks, and writes on the Leadership of Change®. For further reading please visit our websites: Peter-F-Gallagher

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By Peter F Gallagher

Keywords: Leadership, Change Management, Business Strategy

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