The sheer purpose of a vegetable peeler is to shave off an outer layer, perhaps a layer that is too tough or bitter; to change the state of the fruit or vegetable. In this post, Carrie describes her restlessness and inability to settle down long enough to pay attention to this needed change. Here are four things Carrie learned as she applied the philosophy of the vegetable peeler to herself.
At Leadership Vision, we approach the process of change by looking at it through the lens of Strengths. Knowing your Strengths doesn’t necessarily make the process of change any faster or easier, but most often, it does make it go a little smoother. This is because knowing Strengths asks everyone to examine their responses to change and understand the perspectives of others.
Recently Sara and I led a team engagement session on the topic of change. What follows are a few of my reflections from that session, as well as the two questions we ask everyone to answer before moving through change. Not only are there a few light-bulb moments but we share excellent reminders for all of us trying to influence positive change in our organizations.
What tape is playing in your head about who you are? Do you talk too much or are you to intense? Do you start something without thinking or never finish a single project because you want it to be perfect? What image looks back at you in the mirror? Is it positive or negative? Here are three ways to change negative images to reflect your beauty and brilliance using StrengthsFinder.
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.