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Tip: Disrupt Your Own Business for Positive Change

Change may be uncomfortable, but it is necessary for success.

Disruption is inevitable, especially in the current economic environment, but distribution leaders that disrupt their own business before someone or something else does can bring positive change to their company, according to Mark Sanborn, leadership development expert and president, Sanborn & Associates Inc., in 6 Steps to Become a Better Business Leader.

Even change for the sake of change can be useful – if only to create a company culture that embraces disruption. For example, Amazon will try things just to see if they work and scrap them if they don’t, Sanborn says.

However, change and disruption can be uncomfortable and even difficult at times, Sanborn warns. But that is normal when thinking about how to make something better. Discomfort can even be a catalyst for positive change, he says.

Read more about the value of disruption and how to successfully enact change in 6 Steps to Become a Better Business Leader.

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