People hate change.

Which people? Most all of them (me included).

What kind of change? Most all of it.

In my early years of leadership, I used to think that people wouldn't mind change if it was somehow bettering their lives or advancing the organization in a healthy way. Like many leaders, I looked at change objectively. If it was going to enhance the way that we served people or even allowed us to grow the ministry, then it must be good and everyone should be for it.

I was wrong. Good change is still change.

And if you think people are going to embrace change simply because it’s a good idea, you like it, or you’re paying for it, then you are in for a long and painful season.

While nothing really makes people love change, I’ve learned there are a few things that help take the sting away.

Listen in to an episode of our minicast (a quick 10-minute dialogue) to hear about three ways that you can help your vision stick and prepare your teams for change in the best way possible. Listen here or via iTunes.

The 5 strategies every growing nonprofit uses workbook