What to do during organizational transformation?

The future requires change.

But the way things have always been done holds value, if for no other reason than it is baseline.

And new is not always better.

In fact, it can be worse.

If your organization is experiencing a culture clash between the way things have always been done and the way things could be done, (and the side effects of that clash: loss of market momentum, decreased morale and productivity, churn, etc.), the solution is not force.

It’s empathy.

And it must be signaled from leadership.

To those steadfast team members who have carried the mission and taken pride in their contribution to it: that institutional knowledge is worth its weight in gold and has an integral place in creating the future.

To those who are ready to infuse fresh ideas and perspectives: that energy, creativity, and smarts is fuel for what can be.

The real challenge during a merger or organizational transformation is not bringing two organizations together or charting a course.

As rigorous as that process is, the work of the future is yet to happen.

The true transformation occurs when organizational wisdom and future possibility are integrated.


At my new Magnificent Leadership® Executive Dinners coming in 2020, we’ll be discussing these critical issues and their best solutions.

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Sarah Levitt is a trusted guide to the c-suite who works with CEOs, senior executives slated for promotion at leading organizations, and senior leadership teams.  She is the author of the book Magnificent Leadership, creator of The Making Magnificence Project®, and consults and speaks to a broad range of clients, including Harvard Kennedy School of Government, BASF Corporation, Ultimate Software, and American Bankers Association.  She is also a coach in the elite Executive MBA program at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

For your 2020 conferences, you can reach me at: sarah@sarah-levitt.com  My most popular keynotes: “Magnificent Leadership® – Building Self-Correcting Teams™” and “Magnificent Leadership® – Keys to Success”

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