By Chuck Thomas / in VALCORT DNA / June 15, 2017
Casting about on the open seas or escaping a hostile force through an unmarked wilderness, your circumstances can change dramatically by the minute. To head confidently in the right direction, you can focus on the North Star for your bearings and to make the decisions that will bring you to safety.
It’s similar when you are guiding your business in ever- changing, even perilous, times. Everything may be shifting, and to survive and thrive you may need to change directions or products or personnel or strategies. At the same time, you remain focused on your North Star—the enduring values that provide your foundation, and the vision that is tomorrow’s beacon.
Values and vision are the steady hand, the beacon, for business growth in changing times.
Today, we look at a Values & Vision Key to Business Growth: #29: Be flexible and make positive and competitive changes whenever needed to achieve your mission and vision.
It may be that corporate flexibility and openness to significant change will be necessary to stay on track to achieve your vision. While change is inevitable, unexpected or significant change will often be met with stubborn resistance.
In their book Leading At A Higher Level, Ken and Scott Blanchard identify six predictable and sequential concerns people have when they are asked to change. By taking the time to address these concerns, you can improve the odds of your next change initiative being successful.
To achieve your vision, you may need to lead change in your organization. Are you ready?