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 yearsIt 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

It covers: 

  1. The learning dip 
  2. How people respond to change 
  3. The emotional impact of change 
  4. COVID-19 right now 
  5. Leaders role in flattening the ‘change curve’ using ADKAR 

Change affects people in many ways and its our role as leaders to help understand others and help them navigate through. Watch the video, it’ll help. 

Stay healthy during this crazy period. If you want to know more about navigating people side of change in a world of lockdown and working from home. Register here for a free Webinar How to Lead Teams Working from Home – Are they delivering outcomes or just doing their laundry… and should you care?”. 

Michelle Holland


PS: find out more about how we can help your business navigate through change, crisis and challenge at our website.  

Our ‘Managing and Thriving in Crisis’ pack provides SME’s, Corps and Government bodies a series of tools to help business leaders ride through the current wave of uncertainty created by COVID-19. 

PPS: We’re experts in change, this is a big change… if you are open to finding out how we help business navigate change then send us an email ( with “I’d like to find out more” and we’ll book a no obligation free conversation with one of the team. 

A bit about SynergyIQ – We are a team of experts who guide businesses through uncertainty, crisis, vulnerability and risk and we’ve done this as a team every day for the last 7 years. We’re here to support you to make the most out of this current crisis. Contact us below to have a conversation about this package or other ways we can support you to get through these unprecedented times.