Change. The soft skills measurement company, Pairin, describes change as the drive to pursue complexity, novelty or variety, and to avoid the predictability of order and routine. Listen in to help guide your team through tough challenges when everything seems to be overwhelming. Jim and Jan share Kotter’s 8-Step Process for leading change and how to remove the barriers to support change efforts that stick.
[1:35] It’s very rare in life that the entire world experiences change at the same time.
[6:45] Wake up every morning determined to give more than you take.
[9:25] It’s inspiring to see how mankind can come together in terms of crisis.
[11:25] If you’re getting stressed out, take a big breath, and say, “I have time.”
[14:25] A review of Kotter’s 8-Step Process for Leading Change.
[15:25] Short-term wins.
[19:50] Focus on the changes that are happening around you and how you can better support the people struggling. A ‘woe is me’ approach is an unhealthy mindset.
[23:05] Gig economy nuances.
[26:00] Pay attention to your fears.
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