Change can cause massive turmoil, especially when you least expect it. Organizations undergo restructuring, management shifts, and new job responsibilities without even realizing the whirlwind of confusion and bewilderment that can follow.
When you layer on employees’ concerns, dissatisfaction, and fears from such changes, it can become a leadership nightmare.
Leaders need to learn how to assess situations, make decisions and take action often without the benefit of collaboration or advice. Simply put, you need to rely on your inner knowledge and wisdom to lead your staff and manage the change.
This isn’t easy and it takes practice. Like anything else, clarity about what you face ahead can bring you a long way on your learning curve.