Leading through change is a constant challenge for all leaders. No matter your scope of influence or the number of people being affected, change will always be one of the challenges facing leaders. Change will test your adaptive capacities. Change will cast shadows of doubt within yourself, cloud your vision of the future, and erode the clarity of a well-planned strategy. Change may threaten relational trust and distract even the most focused of your team. On the other hand, change can be a welcome catalyst for greater clarity, compassion, and community.
About Brian Schubring
Posts by Brian Schubring:
When it comes to creating team building activities that actually work, we have found the best ones to be simple, repeatable, and sustainable. Brian shares three lessons to illustrate how to introduce professional best practices while using StrengthsFinder language to prompt team conversations and application.
When Brian reflected on transitions throughout his life – various jobs, relationships, family dynamics – he realized he does not transition well. He quickly embraces what is next, without much thought given to healthy transition. After much reflection, he has learned how to utilize his Strengths in these situations. Keep reading and see what you can apply to your own life.
Recently, Linda and Brian received news that a dear friend and mentor suddenly and tragically passed away. We were devastated and heartbroken…hurting for his wife and son, hurting for those influenced by his life, and grieving for our personal loss. He made a lifelong imprint on both Linda and myself as people and professionals. We did not choose this experience, we were chosen to share in this experience of grief, pain and suffering. In moments like these, you do not choose to be in pain, you just are. In moments like these, you do not choose to help, you just do. In moments like these, you do not choose to be human, you just are.
Personal and Professional Transition can be done alone or experienced with others. Whichever way you choose, professional transition and personal change provide a unique opportunity to learn about who you are, how you need relationships and what your capacities truly are. Keep reading as Brian shares some ideas for how to leverage StrengthsFinder during these intense times. Transition will only provide transformation if we take time to remember and re-learn what we have already lived.