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Episode 097: How to Lead Positive Change


Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast builds on several recent episodes but also stands alone as a tool to better help you lead your team and organization forward in this (and any other!) era of great opportunity and change.

How to Lead Positive Change 

Welcome to this long-awaited episode on how to lead positive change preempted the first time for Episode 95 to focus on the logical, as well as the opportunity and cost-side of change and then a second time with Episode 96 to focus on the urgency and the leadership “must do’s” to get us to this point – the point of actually moving forward to lead positive change in our teams and organizations. 

“The amount of change before us is massive and the disruption is real, but we don’t need to be overwhelmed by it. We should be encouraged by it and the opportunities before us to better control our own fate as technology and knowledge continue to democratize.”

— Peter C. Atherton, P.E.

Leading positive change is as much about emotion for all parties affected and involved as it is about having a viable game plan to do something great.

For this reason, and to help prepare you and your team for what it’s truly going to take to develop and execute on both fronts, I’ve developed this episode in the context of what I see as the top 5 reasons why leaders and leadership teams struggle with leading positive change, which include:

  1. It’s hard
  2. It makes us vulnerable
  3. It requires both a vision and an argument 
  4. It requires both discipline and dedication  
  5. It requires coaching and support 

Listen in to learn more and then reach out to learn even more about the specific actions to best advance your success! 

“Our best opportunities are not just ‘waiting on us’… or for us. We need to see, seek, and seize them through well-timed, designed, and orchestrated actions – all of which starts with our quest to lead positive change.”

— Peter C. Atherton, P.E.

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About the Host

Peter C. Atherton, P.E. is an AEC industry insider having spent more than 20 years as a successful professional civil engineer, principal, major owner, and member of the board of directors for high-achieving firms.  Pete is now the President and Founder of ActionsProve, LLC, author of Reversing Burnout. How to Immediately Engage Top Talent and Grow! A Blueprint for Professionals and Business Owners, and the creator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. process. Pete works with AEC firms and leaders to grow and advance their success through modern and new era focused strategic planning and implementation, executive coaching, leadership and management development, performance-based employee engagement, and corporate impact design.

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Episode 097: How to Lead Positive Change