Change Leadership

Takes responsibility for leading, directing, and managing organizational change.

Key Behaviors
  • Understands and supports the need for change.
  • Accurately assesses the potential barriers and resources necessary for change initiatives.
  • Envisions and articulates the intended result of the change process.
  • Develops a change strategy that includes milestones and timelines.
  • Provides direction and focus during the change process.
  • Acts as a catalyst for organizational change.
  • Helps to generate support of the changes throughout the organization (e.g., within office, division, and/or IC).
  • Identifies and enlists allies who support the change process.
  • Provides resources, removes barriers, and acts as an advocate for those initiating change.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.

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