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Change Leadership Alignment: Are you Aligned to Deliver Your Organisation's Change?

Updated: Mar 1

The change question set all leaders should be able to answer:

Do you understand your organisation's change history?

Do you have a change vision?

Are you aligned on your strategic objectives?

Are you a high performing team?

Does your team have change leadership knowledge and skills to lead your change?

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Are you Aligned to Deliver Your Organisation's Change?

Leadership team alignment is fundamental to the health of an organisation and critical when implementing strategic change. We often find an organisation’s priorities are ranked very differently by each individual leadership team member. In addition to this, each leader on the same team has something even more important than the ranked priorities of the organisation; they have their own goals and egos. Unless the leadership is aligned, they are a high-performing team, and they have the change leadership skills to navigate their change, then no change model or tool, no number of competent resources, or no number of external consultants will deliver change successfully.

The strategic change leadership alignment process develops change leadership capability, so the organisation’s leaders are aligned, as a high-performing team, with change leadership skills and knowledge to successfully lead your organisation’s change, transformation, or improvement to accelerate employee change adoption and deliver sustainable long-term benefits. The five-step approach to leadership alignment includes:

1. Change History Assessment©

2. 1:1 Leadership Interviews

3. Strategic Alignment Workshop

4. Develop High Performing Teams

5. Develop Leadership of Change® Capability

Corporate thinking about change management has evolved in recent years, and it is considered a core competence by some leading organisations. Varying degrees of change capability, low employee adoption, a lack of sustainability, and low benefits realisation have become the drivers for developing corporate change capability. Change capability starts with the top leadership team; they understand previous change history and the barriers to success, so they align strategically as a high-performing team and then develop the skills and knowledge to successfully deliver future organisational change.

Change waits for no leader and the skills required for leading day-to-day operations are very different to change leadership

Note: This article was first posted on Linkedin 7th Sep 2020 -

Photo Credit: Josh Calabres


Peter consults, speaks, and writes on the Leadership of Change®.

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Peter F Gallagher is a Change Management Global Thought Leader, Guru, Expert, International Speaker, Author and Leadership Alignment Coach.

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Ranked #1 Change Management Global Thought Leader: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Change Management (2023-2022-2021-2020) by Thinkers360.

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Change Management Handbook - Leadership of Change® Volume 3, listed among the 50 Business and Technology Books from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders to read in 2021.

Change Management Pocket Guide - Leadership of Change® Volume 2, ranked within the top 50 Business and Technology Books (Jan 2020) from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders.



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