I was privileged to meet and work with many leaders with excellent results. But a few outstanding ones managed to drive change in organisations: new diversity standards, new performance results, a new culture, new mindsets, turn around departments or land significant transformation programs.
Exploring the traits that make a great change leader, here is what I have found:
1. Learnings and convictions based on their personal experience
2. Good and frequent communication, mostly through personal stories
3. Strong coherence between what they believe, what they actually do, and who they are
We are persuaded by people who inspire us and touch us more deeply. And sometimes, that is not done through logic and arguments, but by who people are and our trust in them.