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Leading Change Through Authentic Appreciation


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Authentic Appreciation

Resistance to change is part of human nature – it’s the easier path. But when an organization must change or die, how can leaders inspire employees to not only stop resisting, but start embracing change? One of the most powerful incentives is also one of the least expensive: expressing authentic appreciation builds employee trust and breaks down resistance to change. Here’s how to harness appreciation to leverage change.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand why resistance to change occurs
  • Learn why appreciation works to lead change
  • Identify three benefits of appreciation in change management

Who Should Attend?

  • Owners
  • Executives and managers
  • HR professionals
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Daniel White
Organizational Development Consultant,
Organizational Development & Family Business Services

Daniel White assists organizations with their organizational development needs, including strategic and operational planning, leadership development, and employee engagement efforts. He has worked with a wide range of industries, including construction, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, not-for-profits, and government organizations. He has also worked internationally as an organizational development consultant, serving organizations in Bolivia, Guatemala and Ghana.

Prior to advising organizations, Daniel worked in not-for-profit leadership and operations, directing projects with clients such as the US Department of State and the United Nations Population Fund. He has been published in Fast Company and several academic journals, and he has presented at a number of national conferences.

Daniel is a certified facilitator of Appreciation at Work™ and of the Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory.

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