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It is human nature for people and employees to be uncomfortable with change.  We often become content with the way things are, don’t want to “rock the boat” or disrupt the status quo.

Unfortunately, in this day and age, if organizations not only want to compete but ultimately WIN, change is virtually mandatory.

Having gone through numerous corporate transition periods, whether it be rapid growth, adjusting to radical technology introductions, downsizing, or mergers & acquisitions, the most common mistake that stands in the way of “buy-in” from team members seems to be poor communication.

As lives become disrupted and the future becomes uncertain, fear sets in.  Members of the organization are not typically willing to accept change quickly and enthusiastically!

What becomes critical is proactive communication.  Leaders must provide a clear understanding of why the change needs to occur, an exciting vision about what it means for the future, and an honest explanation of how it impacts EVERYONE in the company.

Perhaps most important for the “change-agents” is to be positive and motivational if they expect the transition period to succeed.  Of course, those traits can be used on a daily basis as well!

therefore change is good

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Let’s start with an assumption that most business “leaders”, in route to achieving their current status or position, have demonstrated a proven ability to set clear expectations, give direction, monitor progress, coach, and lead their respective teams towards a desired end result.

Well, you know what they say about assumptions!

An astonishing observation is how frequently people “hit the ground running”, hustling through the day, week, month…consistently in reactive mode, and then try to figure out where their time went?

Their personal and professional life activities are controlling them, versus it being the other way around.  Especially in this technology intensified age, it is imperative that YOU choose to control the what, when, where, and why of how you spend YOUR time.

“Champions of accomplishment” MAKE the time every day, week, month and quarter for Proper Planning in order to Produce Performance results, based on a Proactive strategy…that’s being a disciplined Professional.

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