Change happens. Accepting, responding and guiding are leadership responses. An ancient Greek philosopher, after noting that we ‘can not step twice into the same river,’ comforted us with the assurance that, ‘Nothing endures but change.’ Yet we all resist change. Personal needs for security and stability vary. Uncertainty, misunderstandings, self-interest and differences of opinion hold us back. Leaders deal with change (listen to the video and answer the following questions):
Three sets of questions:
a) What are the main reasons people resist change? Which ones also apply to leaders themselves?
b) In regards to change, how can I mentally shift from avoidance to acceptance? In what ways can I help others to do the same?
c) Considering the tasks and responsibilities currently held, in what ways can I anticipate change and stay relevant?