Leadership and the discussion about change seem to go hand in hand. Yet, we find an extreme contrast in the way our world thinks about change, and there is often much resistance to it.
Every breath introduces some form of change; our bodies constantly change from conception to eternity; the earth changes with every turn on its axis; and every organizational decision produces change.
For some, the idea of change will always represent moving into a bad place. Maybe the reason is because the approach has been to tear down or destroy the past. Perhaps the positive side of change can be realized if we do not remove the old, but use it as a foundation to build toward the new.
Dan Millman says, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
We can accomplish great things when we look through a different lens.