A very wise man once said:
“Dinosaurs screamed the loudest right before going extinct.”
And so do leaders who fear change.
As scientists have suggested, dinosaurs ruled the earth at one point in time because of their size and position in the food chain. Ultimately, though, their inability to adapt to a changing environment made their species extinct.
Leaders who fear change often do the same thing. They create a persona that is “larger than life” and then proceed to create noise, distractions, and even traps designed to neutralize the change agents in their midst. They do this to manipulate those around them in order to maintain the status quo. When they choose to throw their title around, exhibit controlling behavior and act out, it eventually catches up with them.
When a leader who fears change is screaming the loudest, they are about to go extinct.
Making change is a noisy business.