With launching innovative digital learning initiatives, such as my project-based e-learning (PBeL) initiative, comes inevitable resistance to change. But to become a self-differentiated leader who can overcome these obstacles, one must address certain aspects of the human heart.
A why statement can be used to speak to the heart, create a sense of urgency, and lower complacency when trying to create change in an organization.
It is not enough to state your why for the cause of change; you also have to change or influence people’s behavior towards any new project. Here, I apply Influencer’s Six Sources of Influence towards my initiative of implementing PBeL in K-12 classrooms.
Here, I use another strategy for influencing change within my organization. With The 4 Disciplines of Execution‘s guidance, I apply the 4DX model and the five stages of behavior change to the same PBeL initiative.
Using and implementing the key factors of crucial conversations is an important aspect of being a self-differentiated leader. But, interestingly, it isn’t about communication. It’s about results. This is where I apply the key factors of having crucial conversations in order to get the results I care about most—implementing my PBeL initiative.
Grenny, J., Patterson, K., Maxfield, D., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2013). Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
McChesney, C., Covey, S., & Huling, J. (2012). The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals. New York: Free Press.
Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2012). Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Sinek, Simon. (2009). Start with why — how great leaders inspire action. TEDxPugetSound. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA.