Being an agent of change is not a natural role, especially when you have to go against the grain of the culture or the established behaviors and comfort zones of the people around you. However, it is something that does not scare leaders.
Changes, as a whole, comes with a lot of resistance, but only patience will overcome it. As a leader, you have to learn to embrace change and see it with the mindset of growth instead of a threat.
Humans are rarely open to changing their lifestyle or habits since their comfort zone has been carefully established. In other words, during the years, they have been with their family, their spouse, their colleague, and their friends, they have adapted their behavior to the needs of the moment.
No matter if the change you want to make is at work, at home, or in your social life, it will likely impact others.
To be an inspiring change agent, you must support and show compassion toward others. Nothing is accepted radically or by forcing the transition. Keeping open communication with the people who are impacted by the change is critical. Regularly inform people before, during, and after the change. Reassure the people involved by allowing them to contribute to the change.
In time of change, the principle is simple: lead by example. As an agent of change, you must become what you want others to become. You need to set an example, and you are one. Every word you say, every behavior you are responsible for, will have an impact on the community as a whole.
Change is something we experience every day in our daily lives. Even if we believe in a routine, our lives are continually changing. Change has allowed us to reinvent our lives and our living environment since the dawn of time.