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We’re in a series about perspectives on change and how they can help us be effective change leaders. Here are our previous topics:

Quintessential Thought

You’ve explained the cost of staying the same and cast a vision for the future…don’t forget your secret weapon: actionable steps. People crave a clear path forward, so answer the question, “What’s my role in this?”

Your challenge is to present options that are specific enough for people to understand and act on, while also being open enough that they can have ownership of their part of the change. Try giving some specific example actions, coupled with a few parameters that give boundaries around the broader types of behaviors that will support the change.

And throughout all of this, remain open to input, questions, and clarifications. This openness invites people to engage, drawing them closer to the change you’re seeking.


“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” - Warren Bennis

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Quick Step

Break your change down into 2-3 specific, achievable actions people can take immediately. Think of these as the "low-hanging fruit" that will spark momentum and a sense of accomplishment.


What are some potential roadblocks that might prevent people from taking action? How can you address them beforehand?

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