Part One: Skills and Practices for the Journey
Part one sets forth the higher skills and critical practices you’ll need for planning and leading disruptive change.
The four chapters are short; these summaries, even briefer. It is the time and effort you put into developing your
leadership communication skills and the ability to inspire others that make all the difference.
Disruptive change is brutally hard. It’s inherently risky and goes against the status quo. Add to that the fact that most people resist change and you begin to get a sense of how truly difficult it is to deal with uncertainty, overcome resistance, respond to new facts, and execute the details needed to increase the chances for success.
Not one of the tasks is easy and, in an ever-changing world, the odds are often against you. To tilt those odds towards success you must develop your leadership skills and inspire people to move toward change with confidence and urgency. You must draw together a team with the right talent (adjusting over time as needed) and establish a process that builds momentum if you are to succeed. First on the agenda is preparing yourself by examining and improving your leadership skills.