innovating culture change

In the last 6 months, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from both Alan Roxburgh and Scott Cormode about change and I’m not certain I know what I’m doing.

I read this blog post by Alan Roxburgh tonight and I think this is one of the most difficult realities of leadership today?

What do you think of this challenge?

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Posted on 03.02.2010, in change, culture, missional. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I find myself in agreement that this would be one of the most difficult challenges leadership will face in today’s environment. I can say from personal experience, I have seen this coming but did not see it from this perspective. When I was in tech support, I worked with end-users comprising multiple nationalities. I recognized that I needed to understand their culture in order to provide the best support possible. Not to toot my own horn here, but I was commended time and again by those I helped for taking the time to understand them and not conform them. I think this is what I am hearing when I read Mr. Roxburgh’s blog – understand the community you are in before you attempt to provide leadership. Not only will you be more successful, those in the community will appreciate your time and dedication to understanding them as a people – something we all strive for in today’s world climate.

    Thank you for sharing this blog and your thoughts, Josh. It was very interesting to read even though I am not on the same path as you. I am almost complete with my Bachelor’s in Project Management and even though it is not a missional position, the rules of leadership are roughly the same. 🙂

    • I think your’re right…leadership is similar in different organizations and companies…non-profit and profit worlds. I think we often see the dissimilarities between our directions before we see the similarities.

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