Change Management for leaders Lead like a lion

Use neuroscience, human psychology AND change strategies of lions, elephants, and other animals on our leadership safari
Change Management for leaders Lead like a lion
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Axel Rittershaus


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Change Management for leaders Lead like a lion

What you’ll learn

You focus on the crucial topics and actions when leading change projects
You use the success principles of lions, cheetah, or elephants, to master changes in your business (and life)
You leverage newest findings from neuroscience and assist your people thriving in times of change
Use the 66-page workbook for your change-management efforts
You surprise your people with examples from African wildlife to explain, how to adapt to necessary changes
You know which of the 5 psychological triggers can jeopardize your change project and you know how to handle them
You use the 5 principles of communicating change to bring across the message in a motivating way
You master the 10 crucial leadership skills of change management
You use the 10 bullet proof strategies to handle change

Change Management for leaders Lead like a lion


You want to approach change with an open mind an lead your people calm, focused, and motivating
You are open to learn from wild animals and apply the lessons in your business & personal life


‘One of the most interesting, storytelling, modules I’ve enrolled for in a long while!! The association with the animals surely will make the content “stick”. Thank you.’ Kirsten S.’First of its kind. I really appreciate the hard work invested in the course. The content is amazing as well I would highly recommend it to future leaders’ Mpumelelo D.Instead of learning about change management in a dull meeting room, we go on a safari to Africa (yes, really!). You get to know the impressive change management skills of the animal kingdom and their ability to adapt – which we will use immediately to take actionable, practical lessons from it into our personal and professional life. The 66-page workbook will assist you all the way. This course, part of our “Wildlife Leadership” series, will impress you!Already during the course, you will implement and use the checklists, templates, psychological tips, and practical examples in your life immediately. At the same time, you will be impressed by the animal world and how far ahead they are when it comes to adapting to change – and what we can learn from it.THIS COURSE IS MADE FORyou, if you areManager in charge of a change projectExecutive and you want to take your employees with you during a ‘change project’ – even if you might not know where the change will lead youChange agent who is supposed to support the upcoming and current change processesHR-employee and you want to support employees and managers of your organization in coping with the (constant) changes and implementing the changes motivated and successfullyEmployee of a company and you want to play an active role in the change initiatives of your companyIS THIS COURSE IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?Perhaps you have already attended various courses on change management, read books about change processes, and participated in some changes yourself …… but you are still looking for a better way of dealing with change?… and you have the impression that there has to be another way than CIP, Kaizen, Six Sigma and Co.?… and you think that changes are nothing new and that others – for example, nature and the animal kingdom – have been able to cope with them for millions of years and that we could learn from them?If this is the case, this course is perfect for you!THE IDEA OF THIS COURSE & WHY IT WAS RECORDED DURING A SAFARIWild animals neither have the luxury of a comfort zone nor can they plan for the future – and yet they are still here. In this change management course, we learn why animals are so good at handling changeEveryone knows examples of ‘how to handle change’ in the business environment – and nobody listens to them anymore. Once you use the examples from the animal world, people will listen to you againSince my first safari in South Africa in 2005, I have been fascinated by lions, cheetahs, African wild dogs, elephants, and Co. – and only then did I realize how much hidden knowledge we can find in the animal kingdomYou will be able to remember considerably more from this course because the connection between the animal world and our world will give you completely new impressions that your brain can remember better The different sceneries we used for recording the videos are an additional reminder of how positive change can be – in this case, it will keep you more engaged with the course and help you to learn moreYes, I actually recorded this course on a safari in South Africa.I, your coach Axel Rittershaus, have been a professional executive coach and facilitator of leadership development programs worldwide since 2008. Until 2010 I lived and worked near Stuttgart in Germany.In 2010 my wife and I moved to South Africa, and I continued working with companies and executives worldwide. I’ve been to more than 20 countries personally, and my online courses even reach 130+ countries.In September 2021, we flew from Cape Town to the Sabi Sands area, near Kruger National Park, South Africa. The mission: Record the content for this and several other courses of our “Wildlife Leadership” academy at the Ulusaba Rock & Safari Lodge, owned by Sir Richard Branson.My objective:To produce the best course for you that motivates and supports you in actively tackling changes and confidently leading even challenging change projects.If you want to think ‘outside the box’, then this course is for you.You can hardly go further ‘outside the box’ than going with me on a safari in South Africa! Despite the unfamiliar environment, you will know exactly what you should do in your everyday life afterward.CONTENT OF THE CHANGE MANAGEMENT COURSEA brief overview of the content of the change management course:What distinguishes ‘change management’ in the animal world from our human world – and what can we immediately learn from it?5 main psychological reasons that block even perfectly organized change projects (based on neuroscience)10 crucial leadership skills for successfully managing change10 immediately usable strategies for dealing with change – for you personally, for your employees, in management5 basic rules of communication in change projects7 phases of the change curve and their meaning for your leadership7 leadership principles for changevarious examples from the animal and professional worldThe 66-page workbookcheckliststemplatesstep-by-step instructionsmake the practical transfer into your business life a no-brainer.THE CO-FACILITATORS FOR CHANGE MANAGEMENT FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM Our co-facilitators in this course:LionsCheetahsElephantsChameleonsBuffaloAntelopesAfrican Wild DogsLeopardsHyenasTermitesand many moreBrace yourself for their fascinating abilities and learn from them for your everyday life.If you would like to experience the animals on a leadership safari with me in South Africa, you will find all the necessary information at the end of the course.


Section 1: Change management & what we can learn from the animal kingdom

Lecture 1 Let’s start our change management course while on safari in Africa

Lecture 2 Your 66-page workbook – download now

Lecture 3 Your coach and guide Axel Rittershaus

Lecture 4 Change Management – What’s your situation?

Section 2: Change-Management in the animal kingdom

Lecture 5 Change management in the animal kingdom

Lecture 6 How do you handle change?

Lecture 7 Animals don’t have a comfort zone – and handle changes much better

Lecture 8 Life = change: why do we humans expect anything else?

Lecture 9 Focus on what you can change

Lecture 10 Animals can’t make long term plans to cope with change – we can

Lecture 11 Change in the animal kingdom – your insights

Section 3: Ten crucial change management skills we can learn from wildlife

Lecture 12 Ten crucial change management skills we can learn from wildlife

Lecture 13 Trust and its impact on change management

Lecture 14 Endurance and its impact on change management

Lecture 15 Focus and its impact on change management

Lecture 16 Time to mourn and why it’s important in change management

Lecture 17 Team spirit & togetherness and its impact on change management

Lecture 18 Agility, adapting on the go and its impact on change management

Lecture 19 Different views and its impact on change management

Lecture 20 Clear & regular communication and its impact on change-management

Lecture 21 Decisiveness and its impact on change management

Lecture 22 Positive attitude and its impact on change management

Lecture 23 Summary of the 10 crucial management skills for change

Section 4: What leaders must know about human’s psychological challenges when facing change

Lecture 24 What leaders must know about human’s psychological issues when facing change

Lecture 25 The SCARF-model – psychological fundamentals of change (based on neuroscience)

Lecture 26 Status and the psychology of change management

Lecture 27 Certainty and the psychology of change management

Lecture 28 Autonomy and the psychology of change management

Lecture 29 Relatedness and the psychology of change management

Lecture 30 Fairness and the psychology of change management

Lecture 31 SCARF – Summary, priorities, and how to use neuroscience when managing change

Lecture 32 The 7 crucial phases when dealing with change (the change curve)

Lecture 33 Does the change have an impact on important things?

Lecture 34 Do you overreact?

Lecture 35 Psychological challenges – your insights

Section 5: Strategies to handle change and adapt

Lecture 36 Strategies to handle change and adapt

Lecture 37 Change Strategy 1: Adapt – don’t change

Lecture 38 Change Strategy 2: What’s possible now?

Lecture 39 Change Strategy 3: Past, present, future thermometer to manage change

Lecture 40 Change Strategy 4: Fear setting exercise

Lecture 41 Change Strategy 5: What, if it would be easy?

Lecture 42 Change Strategy 6: Establish positive routines

Lecture 43 Change Strategy 7: Freak out – but only a little

Lecture 44 Change Strategy 8: Meet other people – don’t face the changes all alone

Lecture 45 Change Strategy 9: Be active – in your job, network, exercise

Lecture 46 Change Strategy 10: Stress is positive

Lecture 47 Change Strategies: Final thoughts and insights

Section 6: Leadership principles for change & change-management

Lecture 48 Leadership principles for change

Lecture 49 The power of WHY in change management, for change projects, and communication

Lecture 50 Change is not a project

Lecture 51 Rephrase it: Don’t change – adapt!

Lecture 52 Five core communication rules to help people adapt to change

Lecture 53 Expect it to be hard

Lecture 54 What’s the worst thing that can happen?

Lecture 55 Leadership principles – your insights

Section 7: From course to practice

Lecture 56 From course to practice

Lecture 57 From course to practice – your worksheet

Lecture 58 Bonus lecture: Let’s keep going

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Udemy | English | 2h 20m | 4.10 GB
Created by: Axel Rittershaus

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