From hit songs (remember ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes by David Bowie) to business parables about mice and cheese, penguins and icebergs, the topic of change is often raised. And, for good reason. Individuals and companies refusing to change not only don’t grow, they tend to go backwards.
Yet, as important as it is, one thing that doesn’t seem to change is people’s general resistance to it.
Why do those we lead resist change and how can we work within this tendency to help facilitate it? And, why do we do the same?
One of the leading authorities in this field is Randy Pennington. In his excellent new book, MAKE CHANGE WORK: Staying Nimble, Relevant, and Engaged in a World of Constant Change, he does a terrific job of answering these questions.
As I read Randy’s book and listened to him during our conversation, I kept seeing myself in his answers. Sometimes (okay, usually) more as the dodo than the coyote.
Where did you see yourself? What thoughts from Randy can you embrace and begin to apply right now? And, while we’re at it, please feel free to share some of your personal and professional successes in terms of change.
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