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Change Readiness Self-Assessment

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Change Readiness

Future Focused
Clear Purpose
We-Centric Environment
Mindfully Leveraged Resources

What’s on your mind that
others aren’t ready to handle?

Higher Ed leaders hold one of the most impactful roles in American society.

How ready is your college for thriving in change?

How ready are you?

Change Is An Ocean of Opportunity

NEW DEANS have unique opportunities to significantly expand the capabilities of their college and establish co-creative environments conducive to focusing on thriving in the future.

During 2020, we saw leaders employing ‘tactics as strategy’ in their effort to ensure the immediate survival of their organization. Now in 2021, it’s time to create strategy geared for long-term financial sustainability during an era of exponential change.

We suggest going back to the fundamental core, the primary purpose for which the organization exists prior to tackling closing gaps: PAUSE, THINK, REFLECT, STRATEGIZE. If the wrong questions are asked, the underlying problem continues to waste valuable resources.

The three top trends our higher ed leaders have focused on in 2021 are:

  • PURPOSE  Personal purpose and college purpose may have shifted.
  • METRICS  Old metrics measure past activity and are of little use in measuring strides toward future success.
  • RESISTANCE  Employees are fearful and are showing up more resistive to change.

How ready is your organization for change? Take the “Change Readiness Self-Assessment” for clues.

Future

Focused

Ideas to Consider

Executive Man Thinking

Pause & Reflect

Prioritize

FIRST  Take care of yourself. Your people need you at your best to lead them through unique periods of change.

  • SLEEP    Increase mental capability, complexity, and creativity for making strategic decisions. Our brain needs us to sleep so it can organize. Mounting research results bear this out.
  • PAUSE    Mindfully breathe deeply throughout the workday, especially just before entering a meeting, making the next call, or leaving your office. You’ll increase oxygen intake and support clearer thinking.
  • REFLECT    You are one expert at the top with many more experts below. Use your executive presence to create an approachable environment where others feel safe to confidently share their perspectives and ideas. Listen and value their input.
  • THEN ACT    Mindfully trust your instincts and make your own decisions. Own them and hold yourself accountable.

Generate Ideas & Be Bold

Re-Energize Creativity

‘Old rules’ no longer produce anticipated outcomes on a regular basis and we’re learning many just don’t work at all!

Our world is changing into one where creative ideas are the new currency of success.

Fortunately for us, we are born with innate creativity, and it’s perfect for tapping into a world filled with vibrant activity and a plethora of opportunities.

Our innate creativity is a blind spot most leaders overlook, especially during times of crisis. Logical decision-making helps us with what we ‘know to be true’ for the moment.  Re-energizing your innate creativity shifts your ‘viewing lens’ for noticing opportunities that will carry you future-forward.

Generate Ideas & Be Bold

Re-Energize Creativity

‘Old rules’ no longer produce anticipated outcomes on a regular basis and we’re learning many just don’t work at all!

Our world is changing into one where creative ideas are the new currency of success.

Fortunately for us, we are born with innate creativity, and it’s perfect for tapping into a world filled with vibrant activity and a plethora of opportunities.

Our innate creativity is a blind spot most leaders overlook, especially during times of crisis. Logical decision-making helps us with what we ‘know to be true’ for the moment.  Re-energizing your innate creativity shifts your ‘viewing lens’ for noticing opportunities that will carry you future-forward.

Invest In Yourself & Your People

Leverage Resources

Rapid change can bring sleepless nights to any leader, but those focused on the future will have fewer of them.

FIRST set your sights FAR into the FUTURE to shift mindsets from surviving to thriving.

  • Eliminate Blind Spots (at the very least manage them)
  • Create a Leadership Narrative that is compelling and memorable

THEN begin transforming the college culture with a solid foundation built on Trust with Creative Partners comfortable with Level III Conversation.

Our people are the most valuable renewable resource. We want to expand our transformative capacity so that our people are capable of resilience during times of ‘unexpected change.’ (Note: capacity and capability building are recognized as on-going and  long-term activities whereas resilience is a short-term reaction.)

LJ Coaching can support you in moving beyond surviving into thriving → take advantage of this limited offering and book your FREE 20-minute clarity session today.

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