Are you leading or following change?

Introvert Whisperer

It’s funny how myths or urban legend turn into beliefs. These myths cover everything from mysteries to people. Among the stories we tell each, is the story about making Change.

 

As a Leader, it’s important to know and understand how to Manage Change and Transition along with the myths many people believe. More importantly is what the truth is.

 

Myth #1 – People are resistant to change.
 

Absolutely not true. We make changes from the day that we’re born to the day we die. We don’t just change as we age we change our lifestyle, education level, jobs, relationship status, and friends. The list goes on. Certainly, in the workplace change is a way of life and people do have to deal with those demands.

 

Myth #2 – If you can make a good logical argument, people will change.
 

Wrong. If logic worked no one would smoke, do drugs or be in abusive relationships. Unfortunately, the groups that try to curb those behaviors seem to think that works but logic is not what moves people to change anything.

 

Myth #3 – If people in a group think a change will work, the change will go well. 
 

There is more to making a change than the democracy of a good idea.

 

Myth #4 – There are some things that should never change. 

We might like to think that but nothing ever stays the same no matter how hard we try to keep it that way.

 

Myth #5 – If people are unhappy or angry about a change, it means it’s a bad change.  

No, not true. All people going through change experience an emotional reaction called Transition. Part of that emotional reaction is a mix of emotions ranging from anxiety or anger to excitement. It can be a confusing way to feel, but it’s very natural. It’s important to help educate and manage transition just like any process or system change.

 

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About Dorothy

Dorothy Tannahill-Moran is the Introvert Whisperer, Career & Leadership, speaker and author.

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