We found an inspiring article, Leading Change from the Middle, in which Dr. Grant writes about the tug of war between those who want change and those who don’t.
When change meets conflict, there is temptation to force the change and ignore the conflict. Dr. Grant suggests finding the space to meet with those who resist.
Making space for people to talk, and remaining curious about the reasons for resistance comes from appreciating the unique Strength Lens we all bring.
Kudos to all of you who are open to change.
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Leading Change From the Middle
by Ja’Wanda S. Grant
Leading change can be draining, especially when you are on the front lines. If you think about organizational change using the tug-of-war concept, imagine that one team pulls toward change and the other team completely resists change. Imagine the tension in the middle. This is where you find most middle managers and administrators like me.