1. Attack it - go after the change. Don't be passive. Assuming the change is inevitable, you best get out in front of it and turn it to your advantage. Remember that every new change is also a new opportunity.
2. Brand it - come up with a way to capture the message and meaning of the change so that you can sell it to the rest of your team. Have fun with it. Again, it's an opportunity to move you from where you are today to where you want to be.
| You need to communicate the "why" and the "how" of the change
3. Coach it - don't assume people will get it. Many will be stuck in the "good old days." You need to communicate the "why" and the "how" of the change and be a cheerleader for what needs to get done.
4. Drive it - this is probably the number one task and challenge of a leader. You can't simply articulate a plan and then sit back and watch. You need to be pushing, coaxing, helping and leading the change so that you can turn the corner on your way to a new level of success.
No one necessarily likes change, especially when it's a blow to your ego or pocketbook. But these are a few ways to make the best of the changes you face.
Do you have any other good ideas?