From Burning Platform to Burning Ambition: How Leaders Sustain Change

Leaders must shift from the proverbial burning platform to a burning ambition, and get underneath organizational reasons for change to make the journey personal.

There are thousands of books presenting dozens of lists on the attributes of great leaders. If I’m an ordinary human being, how do I actually become one of the great leaders I read about in these books? In other words, what is the pathway to greatness?

Here’s what Dr. Peter Fuda, founder and principal of The Alignment Group, learned: leadership effectiveness is not a matter of intention; it’s a matter of impact.

After five years of intense research, and twelve years of practice, Fuda has come to understand the limitations of the burning platform. Yes, some urgency can help motivate leaders to commence a journey of transformation, but it is not what enables them to sustain their journeys over time. What he found is that aspiration is a far more important motivator; sustainable change requires the fire of a burning ambition.

Download his five provocations to help you shift from burning platform to burning ambition here.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter Fuda

Dr. Peter Fuda is founder and principal of The Alignment Partnership (TAP) and adjunct professor at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). As a management consultant, Peter and his team at TAP have created some 30 published case studies of business transformation, and more than 500 individual case studies of leadership transformation in blue chip organizations around the world. As a leadership coach, Peter has enabled more than 200 CEOs to measurably increase their leadership effectiveness and performance. As a thought leader, Peter’s research and approaches to transformation have been published on five continents. You can connect with Peter at peterfuda.com.

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