How Can I Build Momentum for Change with Short-term Wins?
If you need to implement some kind of change, you know what kind of challenge lies ahead. This program demonstrates how to plan for, recognize, celebrate, and build on short-term wins to support and sustain your long-term change effort.
Long-term change starts with short-term wins
It doesn’t happen overnight. We all know that any kind of meaningful change takes time. And yet sometimes your constituents run out of patience before you prove the validity of your efforts.
Even when you’ve had substantial success, your project could fail if you don’t adequately demonstrate what you’ve achieved before your critics and skeptics have written things off.
There is a way to hold everyone’s attention and maintain support for your change effort. The key is to use short-term wins to demonstrate early achievements and create a clear path of success.
In fact, when you correctly utilize short-term gains, you will build interest in and momentum for your efforts, and that vastly increases the likelihood of overall success.
You can learn how to harness the power of incremental progress in How Can I Build Momentum for Change with Short-term Wins?, a Magna 20-Minute Mentor with Lynn Gillette, Ph.D.
Gillette draws on his decades-long higher education career as well as his own experience leading—and failing to lead—change.
His methods are research-based and campus-tested, and he knows firsthand what works and what doesn’t.
He shares his insights to shorten your learning curve and make your change attempts more successful right from the start.
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In just 20 minutes, you will learn how to sustain support for your change effort by planning for, realizing, documenting, and celebrating short-term wins.
How Can I Build Momentum for Change with Short-term Wins? shows you how to tie your short-term wins to your long-term goals and use your progress to build momentum for further change. And it takes just 20 minutes!
When you are finished with this program, you will be able to:
- Define a short-term win
- Plan for short-term wins and build that plan into your overall change effort
- Determine which groups need to acknowledge your short-term wins
- Demonstrate short-term wins to various constituent groups
- Use short-term wins to build momentum to maintain or even accelerate your change effort
How Can I Build Momentum for Change with Short-term Wins? uses real examples of change efforts that effectively leveraged short-term wins to build a successful change effort.
You can learn how to do it on your campus too. And the best part is that it takes just 20 minutes.
Lynn Gillette, Ph.D., is the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Nicholls State University. He is also the former president of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. During his time as provost and president, he led the college to unprecedented financial stability, increased retention and graduation rates, and increased undergraduate enrollment to record highs. He has spearheaded efforts to increase academic rigor, academic excellence, and innovation, as well as, championing the use of the flipped classroom, active learning, undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching.
He has received 13 awards for outstanding teaching and given over fifty presentations at professional conferences on institutional effectiveness, change management, teaching excellence and innovation, and active learning. He is also a graduate of the Management Development Program at Harvard University.
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