Without change, there can be no progress, development, or growth. Understanding that changes are necessary to support the development and attainment of any vision or goals is an important starting point.
However, change can, and does, have a psychologically negative impact on many individuals because as human beings we tend to be creatures of habit. And once a status quo is formed we’re reluctant to alter it. This conditioning or programming is formed over time but a shift in mindset is needed to recognise what’s holding us back. And with that comes the start of accepting what needs to change. As a leader, it can be tricky to navigate change when you have to bear in mind the impact on others as well as yourself. However, it is important to address the impact on everyone involved. If you think a certain change is necessary, but the team does not agree, how do you move forward and incorporate their suggestions?