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The Art of Persuasion

At the root of leadership is influence. Leaders want to influence others and they are good at it. Persuasion is one way that leaders exercise that influence. Persuasion will always involve a combination of three factors: emotion, character, and logic. Emotion has to do with how the person feels about the proposal. Character has to do with the persuader’s credibility. Logic has to do with whether the structure and reasoning of the presentation is sound.…

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Qualities of an Effective Agent of Change

In my studies of leadership, the phrase I have come across more often than any other is, “We are living in times of unprecedented change,” or something like that. The phrase has been used so often it has become a cliché. So, I will not say it in this post. One thing I will say, though, is that leadership is always about change. Leaders are always trying to move either organizations or individuals or perhaps…

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The Main Job of the Leader

Leaders are always agents of change, individuals whose role it is to guide an organization, or a particular subgroup within that organization, through the process of change. Leaders must prepare both themselves and others for inevitable changes the organization will face. Change is a given. We cannot avoid it nor should we want to. But change can be less painful and channeled toward more positive outcomes by developing change management skills. There are two basic…

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Roots of Indirect Leadership

Did this ever happen to you? You see a problem that needs fixing, so you attack the issue head-on, thinking you will solve it quickly but the problem only gets worse. You try harder but, instead of making progress, those who are against the idea increase in number, feelings become tense, and the change more distant. So you give the problem everything you’ve got by confronting the instigators of resistance and making sweeping policy changes.…

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Leading Change: Phase 3

OK, your organization – or should I say, the key players within your organization – are now ready and willing for the change. They understand the change and they buy into the change. Now what? The third stage in implementing organizational change is to formalize the change. For the change to last for the long haul – it has to be embedded into every dimension of the organization. Otherwise, like a living organism sometimes does,…

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  • Psalm 95:1-2 November 20, 2019
    “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”
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