3 Ways to Change How You Approach Change
You may or may not know by now that one thing we think is really important is talking about Change--partly because it's inevitable in today's environment, and partly because with change comes great opportunities to make things (and people) better. But a lot of us perceive change as the end of the world--something to dread or complain about. So if that's...
Before the Ice Cream in Lane 7 Starts Melting
Five Thoughts to Help You Get Okay With Not Being Okay
Often, new seasons bring new changes, beyond simple shifts in the weather. As fall approaches, it has become apparent this season will be no different. I’ve heard from many folks over the last few weeks about their sense of being less than okay. There’s a little bit of hesitation, fear, or even irritation that they’re having these feelings...
Change August 14, 2019
As I mentioned in a previous post I want to teach math. This past semester I was student teaching. During the course of my time student teaching, I was involved in more than a few meetings. Two of the meetings I was involved in demonstrated why everyone should care about change management.
Graduation season is upon us. For me, it meant attending my first formal graduation ceremony. That’s right I graduated from college. In fact, it has only been a few short weeks since I attended my last college class. Even as I write that, I can’t believe it is true. Graduation got me thinking about endings, and I am going to share those thoughts with you today.
Change May 16, 2019
As I mentioned in a previous post, I want to teach math. This past semester I was a student teacher. During the course of my time, I have been involved in more than a few meetings. Two of the meetings I was involved in demonstrated why everyone should care about change management.
How is that possible, you ask? It’s hard for myself, as a college student, to consider that college, the time of constant change, is slow. When you have two ‘homes’ when class is in session and neither feel quite right; when you never know how much homework you’ll have on a given night (or if you’ll do it); when you don’t know if said homework will keep you from sleeping all night, or if...
Change February 7, 2019
As the new year begins, we encounter a handful of different emotions:
Many of us experience a surge of optimism and renewed energy with the freshness off the new year. Admittedly, many of us are wearied by the thought of another year of the same-old same-old. Yet others of us greet the new year with a bit of trepidation, the familiar is always more comfortable.
For all of us, I would argue...
Change December 14, 2018
Sometimes we have to motivate the people around us to change. Maybe there’s a behavior that needs to stop (or start). Maybe together we need to embark on a new journey. Could be something minor, could be something pretty significant. Either way, we do others a disservice when we assume that everyone will respond to a given change the same way. It’s not reasonable to assume that you’ll respond...