5 Critical Requirements When Leading Change

Yesterday I received my weekly update from Lisa Pertilli advertising this week’s #LeadershipChat session. The subject of tonight’s Twitter chat is “Leadership Lessons: 5 Critical Requirements When Leading Change” and introduces Mike Henry Sr. as the guest host.

The five points that will be discussed are:

  1. A leaders Will to create change – not waiting for permission to change but, as Ghandi said, “be the change you want to see in the world.”
  2. Having a clear vision of the change – thus avoiding being side tracked
  3. Developing the ability to clearly communicate the vision – sharing the vision in a way that helps followers see it through their own eyes
  4. Developing passion that empowers inspiration – learning  to be passionate about the vision and becoming capable of inspiring others to follow
  5. Creating Clear Strategies and Tactics for Execution – strategies must align with the vision

It doesn’t take much thought to see that the points make a great deal of sense and that any of us that are fortunate enough to be able to demonstrate all five aspects will ,indeed, be very capable leaders with a very strong following. I know that tonight’s session will be an interesting and lively debate. I encourage you to join in.

Lisa is a very able leader. She has very quickly and very astutely built up a strong following with #LeadershipChat and I look forward to meeting her at some point. My plea to Lisa, however, is please think about those of us in Europe that would like to take part in the Twitter Chat. I have a job to do and a company to run. When the chat session starts at 1am in the UK, I am far too tired to stay awake! Until then, I have to wait for the post session digest!

About Peter Borner

Peter is an entrepreneur and successful business leader. Currently leading a consultancy firm specialising in technical diligence for M&A and advising global firms on IT consolidation and migration to consumption based costing through the use of Cloud Technologies.



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Peter Borner
Peter Borner

Hi Yann,

Great to hear from you and I wish you well for tomorrow. If only you had given me a little more notice I would have tried to rearrange my schedule so that I could have joined you in Exeter. I will visit your blog and read the transcript.

Take care.


Yann Gourvennec
Yann Gourvennec

Hi Peter, I agree with all these items, and namely number one, provided change is implemented thinking about the common good.

Actually, I will deliver a lecture in Exeter tomorrow entitled "confessions of an intrapreneur". I will describe some of my tips for success in intrapreneurship and change management, based on my past and present experience. For each of my tip, I will delve into an anecdote describing what is behind each tip. There are nine of them, but - according to my timing of the presentation - I will only be able to quote 3. Hence, the entirety of the script of my presentation will be published on my blog.

If you wish to follow up Like Minds, the hashtag is #likeminds

And if you should be around Devon, I would be most delighted to see you again after all these years when we met and you were still working for Sony, when our common friend Rick Girard introduced us to each other.

K rgds

Peter Borner
Peter Borner

Hi Lisa,

Have you thought about making the session later in the evening? Delaying the start by 4 hours makes it a 5am start in the UK... it is always easier to start early!

I am planning on trying to join the chat tonight... but then I do try so often but rarely make it!


Lisa Petrilli
Lisa Petrilli

Hi Peter,

Thanks so much for the very kind words! Steve Woodruff and I actually have thought about that - trying to find a way to enable leaders in Europe to attend (adding additional chat times for example) but the solutions we've come up with thus far are difficult to implement.

If you have some suggestions please send them my way!

Thanks Peter - have a lovely evening,