Share
Explore BrainMass

Characteristics of a Change Leader

What are the personal and professional characteristics of a change leader? How can a leader's vision and strategies help to overcome resistance? Find at least two real life examples of cases where leaders have influenced positive change by creating the right vision to guide action. Substantiate your responses with relevant citations.

Solution Preview

//The following paper will discuss about the personal and professional characteristics of a change leader. Along with this, there will be a discussion about the strategies that should be adopted for overcoming the resistance to change. Some light will also be thrown on real life examples of leaders who have brought positive change in an organization. In the following section, personal and professional characteristics of a change leader will be highlighted, along with strategies that should be adopted for overcoming the resistance to change.//

Characteristics of a Change Leader

Change leaders are known as one of the most effective change agents who are responsible for bringing substantial changes within a business organization. There are certain traits that are necessary to be possessed by a change leader for undertaking the necessary change (Gilley, 2005). These traits can be personal and professional. The personal traits of a change leader include the ability to take initiative for bringing change and development in the organization. He is the one who initiates an idea or vision for bringing a deliberate change.

He undertakes the process of change and development with a positive approach towards a better future of the organization. Another personal trait that change leader possess is commitment. He has the commitment to undertake the lengthy and time consuming process of ...

Solution Summary

The response addresses the queries posted in 794 words with references.

$2.19