On a heavy torrential rainy day in some areas of the tropics, flood water are usually noticed flowing with heavy current. This moving body of water displaces
sediments and light objects on its path and either shove them aside to corners or travel with these particles until
they are deposited at low velocity areas.
What the water current does is change or displacement of
materials from one position to another.
This analogy is synonymous with what a leader does.
She/he change people, things, and situations through strategic rearrangement. Unlike flood water, they don’t necessarily flow down the hill or lowlands.
Leaders exercise change in different dimensions while bringing about solutions that have never existed, innovations or while charting new paths leading to predetermined destinations. Leaders implement these change initiatives – to transform structure, technology, culture, policies and processes.
The basic essence of executive leadership is to engineer change, the ability to make visible progress happen in a way that will impact performance. Executive’s change program is the capability to deliver a
set of interventions which are people oriented and are aimed at adjusting key indicators to bring about renewed level of performance.
The main purpose of change is for people to adopt new mind-sets, practices and behaviours and these are areas of focus for execution leaders in order for them to achieve transformation, better service delivery and a strong market brand image.