The 7 Skills Needed by Leaders to Manage Change Effectively

The 7 Skills  Leaders Need to Manage Change Effectively


Leaders have a key role as “change agents”. Dale et al.,(2002) discusses the 7 Skills that are needed by Leaders to Manage Change Effectively


  • The ability to work independently, and without the power, or support of the management hierarchies
  • The ability to be an effective collaborator (i.e., leaders must compete in ways that enhance co-operation)
  • The ability to form and develop high trust, and ethical relationships
  • Self-confidence tempered with humility
  • Respect for the process of change (as well as the content of change)
  • Ability to work across business units, and adopt a multi-faceted approach