First Gain Acceptance
The Leader needs to be seen first as being one with the followers. He has to gain their confidence before commencing his transformation journey. Most transformation journeys tend to fail as the 'bright-spark' new leader, immediately upon joining, without gaining the team's confidence, embarks on the transformation journey. He is in a major hurry to prove his worth. Chances of failing thus are extremely high. In fact, that is the best way for the leader to self alienate himself from the organisation and make transformation a sure-shot flop comedy circus. The writing on the wall is simple...gain People's confidence before your over confidence kills your purpose. Transformation is a mature journey.