November 23rd, 2008

Change covers a lot ground. It happens whether we like it or not. Based on where we are and where we are headed, we better have some.I have some thoughts -questions- running through my head on change. How do we change? What do we change to? People want to change, but then the wheels get stuck.

One of the reasons people don’t change is because they’re afraid to try new stuff. Smart people won’t try new tricks. People tend to stay with what they are good at rather than take a risk where failure could be the outcome.

Why not simplify and try to advance. The reality is if you want to achieve 80% of your objective then you need to focus on 20% of the factors involved in the process. This minimizes risk and gets you moving in the right direction.

People need to see the path and the destination. They need to clearly see what is going to take them from doing the right thing poorly to doing it well. Once they have been shown the path then it is critical to apply repetition so they really get it. You can’t over emphasize the impact of effective communication. Set the path and the direction and repeat it over and over again. Believing is what counts.