There’s also a shift in power and influence when change comes. Some people fear the loss of control. That power may be real or it may be perceived. Either way it’s a loss. This is often where leaders have their greatest challenge. That’s why Woodrow Wilson said, “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”
Leaders should view change like death. People will either be angry, depressed, or in denial about it. The Leader’s job is to comfort as much as confront those who fear pending change. The goal for the leader in this case is to be a guiding force instead of a forceful guide.
Take Away: The Leader’s job is to comfort as much as confront those who fear pending change.