Sunday, March 25, 2007

What Exhausts?: The Work or the Reaction to Work?

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Being Change

I have recently gone to work for a company that is in the midst of challenging, agonizing, opportune and exhilarating transition. Everyday I witness various responses to this transition in the company’s managers and professionals. Some are demoralizing, others are fearful, others are enraged, and others are hopeful, empowered and motivated.

As I observe, I find that the dividing line between the former and latter is the belief they bring to this situation, either that change and progress is something that others enact and achieve, or that it is something that they enact and inflict on situations through influence (leadership), situational advantage (strategy), planning & execution (management) and persistence. As we bring these skills and the belief in our power to shape change, we can follow through on Mahatma Gandhi’s words that we, “be the change that we want to see in the world”.

Everyday let’s recommit to refamiliarizing ourselves with the change we most want to see in the world and being that change.