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Bridge to a better tomorrow

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First opened in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge quickly became one of the most photographed bridges in the world. Its 1.7-mile span stretches over the Golden Gate Strait that links San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean. It was intentionally engineered to be as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional.

We should build our change leadership initiatives with a similar level of attention.

Too often, well-intentioned leaders overlook all the elements needed to shepherd workers safely and happily from one side to the other. Without taking inventory of all the critical elements of change, we run the risk of either not making it to our destination or burning through our people to do so.

This is why I drew inspiration from the Golden Gate Bridge to help you identify the most critical elements required for effective change. I’ve included five key considerations to help you examine your leadership context.

Download your copy, and share it with your colleagues. Swap notes and identify any areas that could use a bit more attention.

This is the best way to build a bridge to a better tomorrow.


Matt Poepsel, PhD is the author of Expand the Circle: Enlightened Leadership for Our New World of Work and host of the Lead the People podcast. He serves as Vice President & Godfather of Talent Optimization at The Predictive Index. He holds a PhD in Psychology, an MBA, and a Harvard Business School Certificate of Management Excellence. Matt has more than 25 years of leadership experience as a software executive and consultant. He’s also a US Marine, an Ironman triathlon finisher, and a student of Buddhist philosophy.

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