Change Leadership

Leading Change Requires More Than Just Managing It

Our approach to change leadership is simple: We focus on you and your people.

If there’s one thing we can all depend on, it’s change.

Felt up, down, and across your organization and industry, change can be seen as positive or negative, exciting or demoralizing, vital or unnecessary, easy or difficult — and often, all of the above.

While each new workplace disruption comes with its own new set of structures, systems, and processes, leading change successfully is about more than just managing what’s happening — that’s just half of the change equation. The other half is leading people through the change, because while processes require management, people require leadership.

But it’s not an either/or; leading change effectively requires both people and process, which is why at CCL, we go beyond change management to focus on change leadership.

Our approach to building the individual and collective capacity for change includes both the practical, process side of change and the human, people side. We leverage our research in neuroscience, resilience, and holistic leadership to help you craft a more change-capable organization. Our proven change leadership best practices can help your leaders at all levels face the complexity of leading change, adapting to disruption, and successfully executing your business strategy.

Our Change Leadership Solutions

Drive organizational change and transformation by partnering with our experts in organizational change and transformation. We can work with your executive team to go beyond change management and execute change leadership. We can help shape your strategy and culture to support leading change effectively and scaling it across the organization.

Our collaborative approach allows clients to use us a strategic sounding board. We partner with you to increase your organization’s capacity for change and to drive change forward with the engine of leaders developing leaders.

  • Client-focused, transformative guidance for organizational change and transformation

We offer a variety of research-backed, proven leadership topic modules to help you upskill your team.

Move beyond a focus on “change management” and align efforts by strengthening your people’s change leadership skills. We can deliver our world-class, proven content on Leading People Through Change & Disruption — or you can.

Either way, our content will equip your team to communicate and collaborate more effectively in the face of disruption and complexity.

  • Proven content module on leading change that can be used standalone or combined into a customized learning journey for your organization’s leaders at every level

When dealing with disruption, clarity is key. And effective communication is the cornerstone of effective change leadership. Without it, leading people through change (bit or small) can feel almost impossible.

Better Conversations Every Day™ can help you build and scale the communication skills needed across your organization so individuals can work together through change and disruption. Individuals learn how to hold more candid, respectful conversations with teammates, wherever they’re located — enabling you to scale a feedback-rich coaching culture across the enterprise.

  • Multiple modalities make scaling the learning easy and accessible

What Our Clients Are Saying

At CCL, we measure success by lives touched and impact made. That’s why the organizations we work with and the leaders we empower consistently tell us the same thing: their change leadership experience with us was transformational. We’ve helped thousands of individual leaders and organizations not just survive at leading change, but thrive while doing it.

But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.

“We know that we must reach our numbers, and we will only reach our numbers through our people. Working with CCL, we know which human factors or talent drivers to focus on to strengthen individuals and the organization to meet our challenges.”

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Ursula Alvarez

Director of Talent

Yara International sought to transition from a “rules and enforcement” mentality to a “value driven” approach. Yara turned to CCL for help assessing the compliance culture and then changing it to something that better suited the company’s evolving needs.

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Let’s Talk About What Change Leadership Looks Like for Your Organization

Our experts are here to help. Get in touch with us about equipping your people at every level of your organization to be more effective at leading change.

Change Leadership: Research & Resources

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Productive change doesn’t happen by itself. As an effective change leader, you must know how to guide people through change with these 3 elements.

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Handling workplace change can drain people’s reserves. Not all change is bad, but change does have a cost and depends on the resources available to adapt.

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Understanding the stages employees go through during a transition leads to faster and more productive change efforts. Watch this webinar to learn how to recognize the process of transition and understand the 3 C’s of leading yourself and others through change.

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To gain the desired results from a new direction, system, or initiative, organizations need the benefit of change leadership along with change management. Read 5 steps for navigating change leadership.

More About Change Leadership

Leading Change First Requires Understanding Its Impact

Change is opportunity. Today’s leaders are in an extraordinary position to think differently, cultivate mindsets that propel adaptability and growth, and empower the many to achieve results with lasting impact.

But too many organizations focus on change management instead of change leadership. They do too much at once, not recognizing that all changes — even positive ones — come at a cumulative cost.

How do you improve the odds of success? You need change leaders who can understand and navigate both halves of the change equation: both people and process.

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Achieve Success in Your Change Leadership Initiatives

Mid- and senior-level leaders have a critical role in leading change successfully. They must shift their mindsets and beliefs about change, and intentionally lead others in a way that fosters wellbeing and increases business performance.

Our change leadership solutions equip leaders — and, in turn, your organization as a whole — to become more “change-capable.” We do this by helping leaders work collectively to develop the capacity, skills, and resilience needed for leading change in service of organizational goals.

Whether you’re looking for a customized, top-to-bottom solution tailored to uplift and transform your entire organization, or scalable programs designed to strengthen your individual leaders’ effectiveness at adapting to or leading change, we offer a variety of human-centered, research-based change leadership solutions for every budget, available both virtually and in-person.