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The Manager and Change at Work

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As a manager, it is part of your job during times of workplace change to see the big picture. If you can communicate the vision that necessitates the change, you’ll go a long way toward motivating your team members to take responsibility for the specific tasks they need to accomplish during the period of change.

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The Importance of Resilience in Leadership

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People envy leaders in the workplace. After all, they may make more money, have a better office, or have more control over what goes on in the workplace. But excellent leadership doesn’t just happen by accident. Leadership development can take years, and leadership duties include having superb communication skills, great decision-making skills, and the ability to see when team members need more information and then supplying it.

But there’s no leader out there who hasn’t made mistakes. The difference between a so-so leader and an excellent leader often comes down to resilience and a willingness to acknowledge mistakes. Team members’ respect for the “perfect” leader won’t last if that leader makes mistakes and refuses to admit them, learn from them, and move forward. But respect for a leader will increase if team members see a leader as talented, but human, and willing to learn from his or her mistakes.

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Visionaries: Communicating the Big Picture

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When our work organizations undergo changes, it is easy to get lost in the details of the process and forget why we’re undergoing the changes in the first place. Someone – whether it’s the team’s leader, a manager, or a visionary who has been brought in from the outside – must help the team members remember the big picture. Remembering the vision and the reasons for the changes helps team members put aside some of their reluctance or outright fear of organizational change.

For a true paradigm shift to be effective, all team members need to be on board with the changes going on at work.

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