Getting things done when you’re not in charge is also title of a book. I read it too many years ago to give you a summary but I found it helpful. The take away is that it’s also useful for business owners because as you’ll find out sooner or later, you’re never in charge. But that’s not what I want to talk about.
The topic of getting things done when you’re not in charge has been a frequent topic around here lately but that is not my story to tell. Because it is a frequent frustration across the board, I thought I’d swoop in with my cape to tell you how I’ve done it successfully several times. And then I thought… maybe not. Our definitions of success may differ. I got what I really wanted, namely effective change but there was a price. A price you might not be willing to pay (I was). I will say that regardless of the price, all parties were left for the better.
I’m looking for someone to interview on this subject, maybe that’s you. I’m interested in hearing from people who’ve successfully implemented substantive change without getting themselves fired. Alternatively, the same although you did get fired or left employ under less than ideal circumstances. In short, preferably someone who is less abrasive and stubborn than I am who has successfully implemented direly needed changes in their workplace.
If you’re interested in imparting your wisdom (anonymously if desired), please contact me. My contact information is on my About page. Otherwise I may be reduced to telling you sordid tales. Thanks.