Chapter 22

How Can I Help Leaders Prepare for Their Roles?

During highly charged times of transition, everything takes on a symbolic hue—everything means something.

William and Susan Bridges

Leadership is about setting a destination and marshaling resources to get there. Leadership roles can change throughout the phases of your project—from builder of awareness and agreement, to thought leadership and resource provider, to motivator and remover of barriers, to reinforcer and rewarder. Often, leaders are unclear of the project roles they are required to play, usually because they are unaware of the details of the project, and therefore can say or do things that appear inappropriate. It is your role to thoroughly brief and monitor leaders to keep ...

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