Five Reasons for Failure when Leading Change

June 3, 2016
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Podcast Episode #230


We discuss five areas where change often fails and discuss everything related to the new book, Who Moved my Pulpit?

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Prayer should be the foundation of everything we do in the church.
  • A change leader needs to be in prayer and needs to enlist others to pray as well.
  • Prayer is not a perfunctory step in leadership.
  • More leaders pray well about change than communicate well about change.
  • You cannot over-communicate in the church.
  • You can’t just communicate what needs to be changed, but why and when as well.
  • Churches will either lead change or be changed.

The five reasons change leadership often fails are:

  1. Not praying
  2. Not assessing unintended consequences
  3. Not communicating
  4. Not dealing with people issues
  5. Not modeling positive leadership

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