The standard and accepted wisdom of previous change leadership efforts prompt leaders to diagnose deep organizational dissatisfaction, create a burning platform, gather a coalition of the willing, communicate for buy-in, eliminate resistance to change, etc. In this model, people may comply, but there is no commitment to change. Over time, people simply move back to their old behaviors.
In this New Change Equation model, we address the despair, or learned helplessness, associated with deficit-based change models and introduce the Experience of Elevation.
Most importantly, this new change management model provides a step-by-step process to leading strengths-inspired change. The merits and value of positive change management are well documented. Until now, actual techniques have been less available. David Cooperrider’s new change equation model provides these powerful, specific change leadership and management techniques.