Thursday, June 10, 2010

i-TFTD #284: Navigating Change

i-TFTD #284: Navigating Change

#284-1. Either you're an agent of change, or you're destined to become a victim of change. You simply can't survive over the long term if you insist on standing still.
-Norm Brodsky, entrepreneur

284-2. If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going.
-Irwin Corey, comedian

284-3. It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
-Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse

Methink in today's world, even standing still does not feel like standing still! Even if we intellectually accept the need for initiating and being a part of change, actually practising it in the middle of uncertainty, ambiguity and unknown parameters is mighty tough. I am often struck by how, those who are highly effective when things are going well, suddenly seem to appear incompetent and even incoherent in the face of unexpected circumstances.

To be able to navigate change, one needs to cultivate a sense of playfulness, an experimental attitude and self-confidence anchored on fundamental principles.

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