“Come gather ’round people, wherever you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth saving
Then you better start swimmin‘ or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changing‘”
Sang Bob Dylan in 1964
The only certainty in life is change. This has been said by many experts over the years. It is a truth that we can cling to. One of the quotes that I also personally cling to is ‘This too shall pass’ attributed to Lao Tzu. It’s a philosophy of thinking more than a quote and these days it’s a difficult one.
Change is happening… right now. It is daily and it is uncertain and it is largely out of our control. How we respond to change, however, is in our control. Also in our control is how we respond to someone else’s response to change.
What other curve?
We are working hard to ‘flatten the curve’ in relation to the spread of the disease. However, as a leader, manager or colleague there is another ‘curve’ that you need to be focused on right now. This curve is probably the one causing the most grief for you. That is the ‘learning and change curve’.
I have created a short video which talks about the CURVE we need to flatten. This video demonstrates in particular how you may be responding to the challenges of COVID-19.
- The learning dip
- How people respond to change
- The emotional impact of change
- COVID-19 right now
- Leaders role in flattening the ‘change curve’ using ADKAR
Change affects people in many ways and it’s our role as leaders to help understand others and help them navigate through. Watch the video, it’ll help.
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