February 24th, 2015 |
This past weekend my wife and I cleaned out our daughter’s bedroom.
Jordan moved to Chicago last summer and now works in advertising at Leo Burnett. Jordan’s room hasn’t been redecorated since she was in junior high.
A change was long overdue.
The cleaning process brought back a flood of memories.
And a teary eye or two. It also brought excitement about the new look we’ve planned for this room.
And that’s how it goes with change.
When we resist change, it’s because we’re losing something. That loss can trigger feelings of anger, grief and uncertainty.
When we drive change, we tend to view the future as new, exciting and filled with promise.
As you drive change in your life and at work, remember that change brings a sense of loss to some people, and a sense of adventure to others.
Are you and your team resisting change or driving change? The answer may reflect how you and those around you view change.
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