Margie Warrell: 10 Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Margie Warrell, Change Expert, shared her insights on the 10 things great leaders do to get people on board with change in her recent article in Forbes.

Here are some of Margie‘s quotes from the article:

“Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset – one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a decade occurrence to be endured, but an integral part of their organisation’s DNA to be embraced and enjoyed.

Whether you’re leading a team of two or an organisation of ten thousand, below are ten ways you can alleviate any internal resistance to change, better seize its’ opportunities and get more people on the “change-wagon” faster.

  1. Lead From “Why”

One of the main reasons change programs fail is that people don’t understand why they’re being put through the ringer. This is why leaders must be clear in their own heads about the big “why” behind the change they’re spearheading and clearly able to articulate it in an accessible, relevant way. A leader who can’t explain why a change needs to happen will only deepen any cynicism and fuel the underground resistance to it.”

More insights at her Forbes article here.

Margie WarrellBestselling author and lauded speaker Margie Warrell draws on her background in Fortune 500 business coaching and psychology to equip people with the mindset and strategies to lead themselves and others to achieve stronger outcomes. Her insights have also been shaped by her work and interviews with leaders and luminaries such as Sir Richard Branson, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard and hotelier Bill Marriott.

Margie’s diverse client list includes NASA, Accenture, Deloitte, British Telecom, Johnson & Johnson, Australian Institute of Sport, Facebook, Mars, Shell Oil, Microsoft, Oracle, and the United Nations Foundation.

Aside from being a business coach and keynote speaker, Margie Warrell is also a guest lecturer at Columbia and Georgetown Universities, and a sought after commentator with leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Sky News, CNN, Fox News, Today Show, Al Jazeera. Her Forbes ‘Courage Works’ column has been read by millions.

Margie Warrell’s bestselling books include “Find Your Courage”, “Stop Playing Safe”, “Brave”, and  “Make Your Mark”. Most recently, Margie’s book “Make Your Mark: A Guidebook for the Bravehearted” garnered praise from TV personality and known adventurer Bear Grylls who called it “A book for the brave!”

Some of Margie’s awards include being named as one of The Top 100 Women To Watch in the USA (2010), Australia’s first Ambassador for Women in Global Business (2015) and an honouree at Women’s Economic Forum (2015).

Margie’s speaking topics are entitled:

  • Brave Leadership
  • Thrive Through Change
  • Speak with Power
  • Make Your Mark
  • Women Rising
  • Next Gen Leaders

Contact us to engage Margie Warrell to inspire your team.