Leading change is probably the main task of leaders today. The environment in which we operate is disrupted, turbulent and ever-accelerating. To survive and remain relevant NGOs have to change at a faster pace than ever before. Change really is the only constant for NGO leaders today.
You as a leader may be a bit like a guide helping your own organisation up and down this mountain of change. How effective you are as a guide, once again comes down to how much people trust you. Are they prepared to follow you – even when it is difficult to see the way ahead? When they are tired and frustrated and longing for an easier life? Do you have the competence and the humility and courage, to be an effective mountain guide?
Here you can find the Mountain Model of Change by Rick James and the sketchnote by Elaine Vitikainen.