To pull my socks up after a defeat isn’t the only thing I’ve learned from my Literature teacher. She also taught me to love being rejected. That wasn’t her intention though. She was just doubtful about my potential.
Think about this case study. You’re company is 100 years old and highly successful. In fact, your company is the gold standard by which others are judged. You have achieved the ultimate praise: you’ve become a household name!
Once you stop growing, that is when you start dying. Each day, you either become an improved version of yourself, or you take steps backwards and regress to a prior state. We don’t really see these changes throughout each day we live. Instead, we notice subtleties within weeks, change within months and results within years. These are either for the better or the worse.
If you’re business hasn’t gone through tremendous change lately, congratulations! I knew there had to be one somewhere. For the rest of us, it seems like we’re in a state of constant change.
Don’t make these mistakes when your managing change.
I don’t care how much your business needs to change. I don’t care how much you want to change it. It won’t change, and you can’t change it, without first understanding the importance of people.
Forgetting that organizations don’t change. People do.