ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: "Three Steps for Guiding Your Team Through Change" by Kenya Rutland of KJR Consulting
No doubt you've heard it said that the only constant is change. Our fast paced, ever-connected world is always moving and constantly evolving. Keeping up requires individuals and organizations to be nimble and regularly evaluate and change to remain current and relevant.
However, just because change is constant, doesn't mean it's easy.
When change is needed, we rely on strategies, goals, project plans and deadlines to drive us forward. While these are important and proven success tactics, William Bridges, a thought leader on organizational change, suggests that there is another critical element of success we often forget or dismiss—the human element.
"How to Stress Yourself to Success (Yes, That's Possible)" by Mitch Calvert from Goalcast
Want me to let you in on a secret? Okay, come closer. Real close. A little bit more.
"Stress is good for you."
There, I said it.
But before you click out of this post and start your elaborate meditation routine, hear me out. It'll all make sense soon.
Yes, you have deadlines to meet, problems to solve, traffic to wait in, and bills to pay.
But what if parts of that hectic pace are actually good for you?
You are happier when you're busy after all.
In her book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It, Kelly McGonigal references one 2012 study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison that found stress can hurt you—but only if you believe it can.