The Bridge - March/April 2017 - 10
By Dianne Faieta
The Leadership and Management
Section hosted a meeting titled
Managing Change which was facilitated by Dianne Faieta on February 28th. During this meeting,
which was more like an introspective workshop, we identified ways
to view change as an opportunity,
applied a transition model to a current, past or anticipated change and crafted a personal action plan.
Here is some wisdom regarding managing change
written by Dianne Faieta.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't
change it, change your attitude.
We neither want to rush nor drag out the process. Once we
have used this framework to examine a change- even a past
change or "do over"-we can look forward to intentional, conscious transitions in the future.
So, start by focusing on an ending. What is/was your first reaction? Can you or did you replace it with other reactions?
We need to realize that our first reactions are just that, first
reactions, which we will replace as we move along through
Here's to becoming more change hardy and enjoying the transition process!
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is
the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try
-Mary Anne Radmacher
Let these quotes inspire you as you build your
change hardiness, thinking about a personal or professional change you're anticipating or currently experiencing. Ask yourself, "What are my primary reactions to this change? What are my hopes as a result
of this change?"
If a change is a new or different occurrence, a transition is the route we can consciously take to get there.
As William Bridges writes in Making Sense of Life's
Changes-Transitions we're talking about "a natural
process of disorientation and reorientation, marking
turning points on paths of growth."
Bridges' model takes us through three very important
phases as we navigate life's transitions.
Something that was is no longer. We need to let go.
As part of this in-between stage we move from the
familiar to the less known.
Here is the start of something new that may include
strangeness at first and can provide us growth and
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