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LEADING
CHANGE IN AN
APATHETIC
WORLD
Created By:
Colleen Drazen, Saint Louis University
John Mountz, North Carolina State ...
APATHY:WHAT IS IT?
 Lack of feeling or emotion
 Lack of interest or concern
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
THE APATHY PROBLEM
 Why are your brothers uninterested?
 YOU are part of the apathy problem!
APATHY IS PROOF WE NEEDTO
CHANGE
 You can NOT “fix” the apathy problem
 You CAN initiate change
 CHANGE can re-engage y...
PICK AN ISSUE FOR CHANGE
 Why does this issue need to change… why is it a problem?
 Why are you passionate about this is...
WHAT DO WETRYTO CHANGE?
 Themes
 T-Shirts
 MeetingTimes
 Points systems
 Committees
WHAT SHOULD WE CHANGE?
 Vision
 Expectations
 Goals
 Rewards
 Messages
“PEOPLE BUYWHYYOU DO
SOMETHING, NOTWHATYOU
DO.” Simon Sinek (2009) www.ted.com
START WITH WHY
LEADING CHANGE
1. Establish a Sense of Urgency
2. Form a Guiding Coalition
3. Create aVision
4. Communicate theVision
5. E...
ESTABLISH A SENSE OF URGENCY
 Top 5 Ridiculous Excuses NOT to Change:
1. “We can’t mess with tradition”
2. “We should tak...
FORM A GUIDING COALITION
 Relationships and Coalitions
 Change is about people, not stuff
 Who are your:
 Stakeholders...
CREATE AVISION
EMPOWER BROAD-BASED ACTION
 Change happens when people embrace an idea and make it their own
 When people believe in som...
GENERATE SHORTTERM WINS
 Vision-driven change is a long term process
 Celebrate small victories along the way
 Meeting/...
NEVER LET UP
INCORPORATE CHANGE
INTO CULTURE
 Talk about it publicly
 Act on it consistently
 Reward it regularly
 Teach it perpetu...
“PEOPLE BUYWHYYOU DO
SOMETHING, NOTWHATYOU
DO.” Simon Sinek (2009) www.ted.com
WHAT NOW…
• CREATE MAJOR CHANGE GOALSTHAT PEOPLE CAN
BELIEVE IN
• CREATE SMALLVICTORIES/GOALSTO ACCOMPLISH
• CREATE WAYSTO...
THANKYOU!
Kenny Rogers
Director ofVolunteer and Alumni Relations
Kenny@phisigmakappa.org
Joe Kern
Communications Coordinat...
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Leading change in an apathetic world

  1. 1. LEADING CHANGE IN AN APATHETIC WORLD Created By: Colleen Drazen, Saint Louis University John Mountz, North Carolina State University
  2. 2. APATHY:WHAT IS IT?  Lack of feeling or emotion  Lack of interest or concern Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  3. 3. THE APATHY PROBLEM  Why are your brothers uninterested?  YOU are part of the apathy problem!
  4. 4. APATHY IS PROOF WE NEEDTO CHANGE  You can NOT “fix” the apathy problem  You CAN initiate change  CHANGE can re-engage your brothers  CHANGE can reduce the impact of apathy on your chapter
  5. 5. PICK AN ISSUE FOR CHANGE  Why does this issue need to change… why is it a problem?  Why are you passionate about this issue?  What personal, leadership or followership values are connected to this issue?  Is there an ethical component?  How are you, your organization or people you care about impacted?
  6. 6. WHAT DO WETRYTO CHANGE?  Themes  T-Shirts  MeetingTimes  Points systems  Committees
  7. 7. WHAT SHOULD WE CHANGE?  Vision  Expectations  Goals  Rewards  Messages
  8. 8. “PEOPLE BUYWHYYOU DO SOMETHING, NOTWHATYOU DO.” Simon Sinek (2009) www.ted.com
  9. 9. START WITH WHY
  10. 10. LEADING CHANGE 1. Establish a Sense of Urgency 2. Form a Guiding Coalition 3. Create aVision 4. Communicate theVision 5. Empower Broad-based Action 6. Generate Short-term Wins 7. Never Let Up 8. Incorporate Changes into Culture Adapted from “Leading Change” by John Kotter
  11. 11. ESTABLISH A SENSE OF URGENCY  Top 5 Ridiculous Excuses NOT to Change: 1. “We can’t mess with tradition” 2. “We should take baby steps” 3. “The seniors won’t go for this” 4. “It’s really not that big a deal” 5. “We’ll never compete with other groups like this”  Never underestimate the value of a good crisis?
  12. 12. FORM A GUIDING COALITION  Relationships and Coalitions  Change is about people, not stuff  Who are your:  Stakeholders  Supporters  Change Agents  Challengers  Neutrals
  13. 13. CREATE AVISION
  14. 14. EMPOWER BROAD-BASED ACTION  Change happens when people embrace an idea and make it their own  When people believe in something, they offer their best to the group
  15. 15. GENERATE SHORTTERM WINS  Vision-driven change is a long term process  Celebrate small victories along the way  Meeting/exceeding specific targets  Extra effort  Milestones  End of an era
  16. 16. NEVER LET UP
  17. 17. INCORPORATE CHANGE INTO CULTURE  Talk about it publicly  Act on it consistently  Reward it regularly  Teach it perpetually  Promote it shamelessly
  18. 18. “PEOPLE BUYWHYYOU DO SOMETHING, NOTWHATYOU DO.” Simon Sinek (2009) www.ted.com
  19. 19. WHAT NOW… • CREATE MAJOR CHANGE GOALSTHAT PEOPLE CAN BELIEVE IN • CREATE SMALLVICTORIES/GOALSTO ACCOMPLISH • CREATE WAYSTO CELEBRATE SUCCESS
  20. 20. THANKYOU! Kenny Rogers Director ofVolunteer and Alumni Relations Kenny@phisigmakappa.org Joe Kern Communications Coordinator Joe@phisigmakappa.org

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