So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. – Genesis 35:2
The easiest way to get stuck in a rut is to despise the need for change. Leaders who are wired to be conventional don’t achieve exceptional result. They always want to play it safe and are usually unwilling to get out of their comfort zone. They despise the need to think out of the box and try out new techniques and methods. They usually fall under the category of late adopters of innovative solutions because they choose not be the firstest with the mostest. However, leaders who embrace change don’t go out of fashion. They keep an open-mind to explore innovative solutions to problems.
Change can be summed up as the departure from the available to the desirable; a departure from the conventional to embrace and experience the exceptional. Anticipating and embracing change enables a leader to leverage his foresight, which has the capacity to get him on the cutting edge. When Peter saw Jesus walking on the water, he didn’t allow the opportunity to follow suit to slip through his finger. While the other disciples that were in the boat with him watched with surprise, Peter stepped out of the boat to experience a landmark adventure, which ultimately put his name in the Hall of Fame.
A leader who fails to embrace change kills the innovative spirit of his team. When a leader is resistant to change, his influence will begin to fall off. One of the attributes that a leader is receptive to change is when he consults with his deep thinkers, to enable him achieve a great result. Above all, good leaders understand that change could either be positive or negative. Any change that has no potential of improving lives and enhancing processes should not be endorsed. So before good leaders implement a change proposal, they give it adequate thought, so they don’t end up rocking the boat. May your eyes of understanding be enlightened to identify and embrace the transformation steps that would help to accomplish great result in Jesus name.