“Our habits make us successful and keep us alive but we also have to change those habits when the environment changes.”
Most business leaders know that change is a constant in business, and yet many organizations find it hard to adapt to change. Whether it’s economic, social or political, companies resist doing things differently because, well, ‘that’s the way things have always been done.”
The most successful leaders know that if their companies want to remain competitive and relevant, change is inevitable. Those who can navigate change with ease and intelligence – creating buy-in and support from stakeholders along the way – will come out on top.
On today’s episode, I talk with speaker, author and Ph.D Mary Kelly about the nature of change and what leaders can do today to embrace change and lead their teams through shifting workplaces.
Mary and I discuss the specific strategies companies can use to reduce stress that results from uncertainty and changing times. We talk about millennials and how we need to groom them for leadership, as well as the leadership skills that are going to be needed 10 or 20 years from now that may not be obvious today.
“The reality is, it’s never going to be the same as it was even yesterday,” Mary says. “To ignore change…is a disservice to your organization.”
I know you’re going to love this discussion, and you’re going to learn a ton from Mary Kelly on this edition of Grow My Revenue!
Listen to this episode and discover:
- Why change is so difficult to embrace.
- How leaders can create optimal conditions to navigate change.
- What leaders are meant to do in changing situations.
- How millennials can be better leaders in the future.
- And so much more…
Mary Kelly is an internationally renowned author and keynote speaker who talks on leadership, productivity, and business growth. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Mary spent 21 years training military and civilian personnel as a commander and logistics officer. She holds a Ph.D in economics and has more than 20 years experience teaching economics, finance, leadership, and management.
In this episode, Mary talks about:
- Why it’s important to put yourself in the other persons shoes when navigating change.
- The skills millennials will need to lead in the future.
- How to groom millennials for leadership roles.
- Why a diversity of opinion is good for business.
- Why leaders need to make hard decisions in changing environments.
“You can have a drunk stuffed animal sitting in the CEO chair if every single person…is doing their job perfectly well and nobody needs to make any hard decisions. But that’s not why you’re there,” Mary says. “The point of leadership is to be that person in charge who can make the right decisions especially when times are tough.”
Tune in for all of these nuggets of wisdom, and more, on today’s Grow My Revenue with Mary Kelly.
- Mary Kelly’s website
- You can access the $197 packet of 5-Minute plans, totally free, at www.productiveleaders.com/
- Read Mary’s book, Why Leaders Fail and The 7 Prescriptions of Success
- Email Mary Kelly
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