Updated: Jul 28, 2020
There is an increased energy, mood and conversation around ‘Change’ at the moment with a strong focus on ‘how can we be better’?
Certainly, the last few months has forced us to quickly adapt to new ways of working which has had many positive effects and results.
However, old habits, beliefs, preferences and our unconscious biases run deep, they never go away, always lurking in the background waiting for the right trigger to reappear and just like that we effortlessly revert back to our old ways.
Change needs to be more than just an idea, it requires the right amount of disruption, awareness and intervention but most of all it requires dedicated and persistent action.
We are all leaders of change, whether you are a leader of people or a leader of your own life I believe change starts with you first as the individual and only then can we expect it of others.
What are you going to do differently to ensure all of the positive changes you have enjoyed and started to thrive within over the last few months keep growing?
Looking through a lens of self-inquiry and discovery and applying a questioning framework here are three areas below to create some insight and perhaps even a new way of thinking to successfully map and navigate your way through change;
1. Locating where you are in the present both internal and external to yourself
2. Reflecting on your learning, growth and future aspirations
3. Integrating the resources and actions to enable and sustain the change you seek
· How would you describe where you are right now with yourself, home, work and career? Where are you placed within the system(s) you operate both external and internal to your everyday workings?
· Where do you aspire to be in 3, 6 or 12 months time? What does this look like? What will you be seeing, hearing and doing differently?
· What types conversations will you be having? How will you be collaborating with others?
· Reflecting back over the last few months what have you discovered and what has been your key learnings? What has surprised you the most?
· What is the growth, development and change you aspire to achieve for yourself, others and the organisation(s) and systems in which you work and operate?
· How would you describe the learning and growth you want to achieve? If you were to give it a name what would you call it?
· Considering where you are now and where you want to be, where is the gap?
· What doors do you need to close and what doors do you need to open and explore?
· Of the doors you choose to open and explore what are the actions you need to take which are known to you now? What may be unknown?
· What are all of the different types of available resources you can use to help implement the actions needed?
Often the desire and willingness to change is hindered by the overwhelm of not knowing where to start. Sometimes focusing only on the smallest amount of change can result in the maximum amount of impact.
If you need a little nudge to get you started or gather some momentum in the right direction, I have created a free online 10 minute coaching self-assessment.
Score yourself across 6 key areas identifying where you are now and where you want to be. Receive a downloadable PDF report with your results including useful tips, articles and tools depending on your key focus areas to get you started.
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