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Copyright 1999 The CHANGE AGENT.
The 5 Most Important (& Most Valuable) Things You Will Miss Out On When You Refuse to Change
By: Patti Hathaway
|Patti Hathaway, Certified Speaking Professional and author of 3 books, is known as The CHANGE AGENT. Her most recent book is Untying the 'Nots' of Change Before You're Fit to be Tied. Patti works with organizations who want to make change work and with those organizations who want to change their customer service culture. Patti provides customized keynotes and workshops. Contact Patti at 1-800-339-0973 or at her web-site: www.thechangeagent.com for information on her speaking services or to receive her complimentary e-mail newsletter.
- You'll miss out on the potential for career opportunities with the new
organization. Your company is looking for forward thinking change agents.
You have the opportunity to be viewed as a valuable contributor and one
who will have a place in the organization.
- You'll miss out on the chance to learn new skills which can make you more
marketable. Get used to feeling incompetent and confused for a time in
order to learn new skills which will help you in the future.
- You'll get smarter. There is scientific proof that changing our patterns
and ways of doing things creates new neural pathways which make you smarter.
- You'll miss out on the opportunity to expand your network and your ability
to develop new relationships. Keep in mind, it's not what you know but
who you know that matters.
- You'll miss out on the possibility of shaping your destiny and reality.
If you get on board quickly with the changes, you may be able to create
a need and select employees to help you fill the need. Be purposeful as
you explore your options.
- Learn all you can about your organizational changes. Read industry information
so you can anticipate changes in your own organization. Always think bigger
- Break old habits such as how you drive to work and which hand you brush
your teeth with. Learn to regularly get uncomfortable so that when a bigger
change occurs you are used to the discomfort of the little things.
- Develop and implement specific stress management strategies in your life
to lessen the impact.
- Limit changes in the part of your life (personal or work) that is not affected
- Whine with purpose. Give constructive criticism and provide specific recommendations
for how to make the changes in your organization work.
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