Unless you’ve been living on another planet, the past few years have shown that we’re in a time of unimagined and unrelenting change—and we’re not very good at it. According to McKinsey & Company, an alarming 70% of all change initiatives fail, largely because we’re biologically hardwired to return to what’s worked for us before. But to create the future we hope for (and cope with the here and now), we need to embrace the very thing we’re wired to avoid, says one author-expert-thought leader.
Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting, and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. Over the past 30 years, Erika has developed a reputation for creating approaches to learning and business-building that are tailored to her clients’ challenges, goals, and culture. She and her colleagues at Proteus focus uniquely on helping leaders at all levels get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring.
Much of her recent work has focused on organizational visioning and strategy, executive coaching, and management and leadership development. In these capacities, she serves as a consultant and advisor to the CEOs and top executives of several corporations, including Spotify, Amazon, Revolt TV and Media, Charter/Spectrum, and the Yale School of Public Health. She also shares her insights about managing people and creating successful businesses by speaking to corporations, non-profit groups and national associations
During this interview Erika and I discuss the following topics:
- Where leaders fail leading change
- The three things that people want to know during a period of change
- How leaders can foster change from the inside
- The 4 levers of change
- Her 5 step model for change management
If you are interested in learning more about Erika’s resources be sure to check out the following links:
- Buy “Change from the Inside Out: Making You, Your Team, and Your Organization Change-Capable” on Amazon
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErikaAndersen
- Twitter: @erikaandersen
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andersenerika/
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