As soon as I sense relationship or financial uncertainty on my radar, all the warning lights and alarms in my head and heart start beeping, clanging and flashing: it must be avoided at all costs! Life doesn't work like that, of course.
In the words of my grandmother, who was the most amazing cook and baker, "You can't prepare food to nurture you if the ingredients are stale, old or rotten. No amount of magic, spice and effort can change that."
In this month's Expert Interview podcast, Susan Bridges talks to us about how to manage change in your team with her three-stage model of transition
What is the future of learning and development? Yolande Conradie presents her roundup of our recent #MTtalk Twitter chat
"If all that we see are the scattered pieces of 'what was,' the story of 'what is yet to be' will never be told." ― Craig D. Lounsbrough, U.S. author and counselor. Fear is a funny thing. Sometimes you're afraid of things that don't exist - like the monster that lived under your bed when you were […]
How do you feel about change? Are you the kind of person who actively seeks it out? Or, like many of us, do you often find yourself resisting change? There’s plenty of research out there on how people react to change. Not to mention several models around how to cope with change and encourage change […]
"Change is the heartbeat of growth." – Scottie Somers Company restructuring is one of those topics that's easy to theorize about. However, it's quite different if it's your organization that's restructuring. Part of my preparation for this week's Twitter chat was looking at the Mind Tools forums (where members share challenges, ask for input on […]
"The future is uncertain... but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity." – Ilya Prigogine, Nobel prize-winning chemist About This Week’s Chat When I was driving to the office one morning, I heard on the radio that the bank I worked for had merged with three others. My heart sank. But, my initial shock was soon […]
The whispers have started. Daniel, who plays squash with Lorraine, the director of marketing's executive assistant, told Asha that the company's about to undergo a reorganization. It could result in it being downsized and streamlined. Four divisions will become three. Or was it two? Anyway, there'll be job losses across the board, maybe as early as […]
"Change is the only constant" ∼ Greek philosopher Heraclitus (535 B.C.-475 B.C.) Periods of change can be some of the most stressful and challenging times of our lives. Even positive changes can carry elements of uncertainty and self-doubt. Major changes in our personal circumstances, such as moving house or preparing for parenthood, can be both exciting and daunting. […]