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Are you Ready for Change?

July 8, 2011

I just posted a new report in the Wise Leadership through Change series.  Check out the 3 Keys to Cultivating Readiness for Change by clicking here.  I know all of you are leading change in in your companies, community, or personal life and you’ll succeed more often when you work from the inside out.

Go slow to go fast. Focus what you most want out of the change before you involve others. Get clear. Once you discover the resonant change core, the essence of why you or anyone else should bother changing in the first place, you make the crucial shift out of reaction.

One of my clients called me at the boiling point of frustration because her new business partner seemed reluctant, hesitant to bring the business to the next level. She’d invested a lot in this. It was quickly apparent she’d rallied lists of everything that was wrong and prepared for a showdown. I called a halt in the diatribe. “Instead of focusing on all the negative points you want to make what is it that you most want from this meeting?” In her fear-based reaction, she’d lost sight of the change she was really looking for.

Turns out, she’d love her partner to walk into her office, ask questions, and be more proactive! That’s what being a partner meant to her and a specific request she could make. Her partner responded with YES – she’d be happy to do more of this. And, yes! She felt very committed. The only reason she’d been hesitant? She considered it the highest compliment to take her time and learn the systems my client had in place before suggesting a change.

This is wise leadership – creating the results you most want from leading change.

What’s the resonant core of a situation you most want to change? I’d love to know.

Wishing you wisdom,

Karen

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Olga permalink
    October 27, 2011 1:01 pm

    is this book for US and Canada only? 🙂 tnx, Olga

    • October 27, 2011 5:13 pm

      Hi Olga,
      I’m happy to get a copy of this book or ebook to you – where do you live? Send me an email and we’ll figure it out. karen@thewisdomconnection.com
      Best,
      Karen

      • Olga permalink
        October 28, 2011 9:51 am

        Hi 🙂 I live in Moldova, in eastern europe

        my email is olga_caraman@yahoo.co.uk

        I work as a school psychologist and from time to time I help young people (including young girls) to make wise decisions in their life 🙂 and I have female friends who are more then interested in ideas about change you share. as a Baha’i I believe in combining principles of internal development with modern technologies of intellectual and social development.

        is it ok to share this book with others? to make it open-source?

        thank you very much for this post!

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