Can a Leopard REALLY Change Its Spots?

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

We at The Leadership Trust say that pain- and love- are highly motivating factors to change, and change management is a huge part of leadership training.  Becoming a better leader, most likely means changing some of your current processes, beliefs, styles, techniques so that you are continually bettering yourself.  Marshall Goldsmith, author or Ask the Coach blog on the Harvard Business  website, addresses change and provides 5 reasons to stay the course.  Read the full article here and discover that leopards absolutely can change their spots (figuratively speaking, of course).

Change is hard.  It takes forever and I don’t even know if it’s working.  Any tips for making this process easier?

Change takes longer than we think and the process is difficult.  Acknowledging these facts can make your attempts more successful.  My co-author Dr. Kelly Goldsmith, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and I researched why people give up on their goals.  We discovered that there are five common reasons.  Understanding these roadblocks will help you apply some preventive medicine- and increase the odds that you won’t fall into the same old traps.” – Marshall Goldsmith, blog post.

Our program helps you in compelling fundamental ways to begin the process of permanent positive change.  Read more about our unique Personalized Leadership Development Program  and you’ll be able to feel the difference in our approach.  You don’t have to take our word for it though- read and video view  what our graduates have to say about their experiences weeks, months, and years after attending our signature program.  This will answer affirmatively the age-old question about the leopards, and we’d find it a real privilege to be your change agents!

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