|JF Kennedy said “Change is the law of life, and those who only look to the past or present and certain to miss the future”
This reminded me comments from the recently published Challenge of Change- the 2015 Intergenerational Report**
In the report it talks extensively about change, how organisations leaders need to build resilience and flexibility into organisational strategies and capabilities to deal effectively with the changes that we do not see coming.
Change always brings opportunities and threats.
Leaders who succeed will see these as glass half full opportunities and get ahead of the curve (Uber, Airbnb, Samsung, Google) through embracing new technology, sustainable development and whole of organisation innovation rather than shunning them.
Those who stubbornly attempt to manage in a business-as-usual style without the change of leadership thinking will see their organisation decline or indeed go the way of others (Kodak, Blockbuster, Borders) which all failed because they didn’t change with the times.
If you would like to have a conversation to introduce ways to help your people to look to the future using proven tools around Resilience and Innovation then call us today. Additionally to learn about effective ways to change thinking in your organisation to be more flexible and nibble as well as see the opportunities in change rather than threats then give drop us an email.
I thought I would pull together a few quotes about change, which you might want to print out and keep on your desk or in your wallet if you are being challenged by change personally or professionally.
Quick Quotations to inspire:
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward: you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” Steve Jobs
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker
“Change is the law of life. and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” JF Kennedy
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson.
“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualise not what is possible or impossible, but rather what is impossible. and by visualising the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.” Cherie Carter-Scott.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the one’s we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer.
“You see things: and say , “Why?” But I dream things that never were: and say “Why not?” George Bernard Shaw
I trust you can find a quote about change and the future which sparks your passion and you decide to make some changes in your professional and personal life so you to can “make a ding in the universe”!
A final thought………..