Ambivalent About Change

If I ask you how you feel about change, and you give me your most honest response, my guess is that you will lead with ambivalence.

It depends, you’ll say.

What does it depend on?

For starters, and maybe most importantly, it depends on whether or not the change is your idea.

Nothing could be easier than writing a list of changes that we believe other people, teams and organizations should make.

The tougher list is the one on which we catalog those changes that are in our own best interest even when we’d rather keep things just as they are.

Tougher still is the practice of seeking other’s ideas of how we can change for the better in spite of the resistance we feel when we are challenged to take in the possible truth of their perspective.


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