Going For Change

Going For Change

Friday Quotes on Going for Change

Some quotes to help you along when you need help to get going for change

  • If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything. – Win Borden
  • Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist
  • The key to change… is to let go of fear. – Rosanne Cash
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
  • People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
  • Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.  – Unknown
  • If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.  – Lao Tzu
  • “Don’t let the past steal your present – Cherralea Morgen
  • Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  – Plato
  • One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.  – Unknown
  • Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.  – Jerry Seinfeld
Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

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Making a Personal Change

Making a Personal Change

Making a Personal Change Successfully

Making a Personal Change  – if you are planning to make some personal changes, here are some things to consider.

Take a close look at what you are expecting and how you plan Making a Personal Change to make the change.  Unrealistic expectations could set you up for failure when you try to change. They are usually in the following areas and they are avoidable:

  • How much to change: People often think they are capable of changing far more than they really can. As a result, they reject more modest and achievable goals. If you do have to make a large change, break it down into a series of smaller changes for more chance of success. And make sure you reward yourself for each step.
  • How quickly and easily you can change: People are often too optimistic about how long it is going to take and how hard it might be!  Try to be very realistic in your planning. Be ready to think about obstacles and risks. How you will overcome them? Stay hopeful – you can get there. But perhaps in smaller steps.
  • The effects of change on other parts of your life: People often overestimate how much they can improve their lives with just one kind of change. Be very realistic about what is going to change and how the other parts of your life might be effected. Think carefully about the effects of your change on the other people in your life. They shouldn’t stop you making a positive change but you may need to prepare them and to offer support.
  • Learning from change:  People often miss out because they don’t realise that you can learn a lot from making each change. You may well even enjoy parts of the change.  You can then apply the learning from this change to other changes you would like to make.

Making a Personal Change – Stay Positive

If you can take these points on board and avoid unrealistic expectations, you give yourself a better chance at success. Remember to stay positive and don’t be afraid to ask for help, if you need it, from friends and family – even perhaps a life coach like me.

So, go forward with hope. Believe in yourself and your plans for change. Reaffirm that you have the motivation and perseverance to achieve your goals. Remind yourself of all the benefits you will be able to enjoy.

Remember to be realistic in your expectations of the change. This will help you to be patient with yourself when things are going slowly. It will encourage you when thing don’t go as smoothly as you first thought.

With positive, but realistic, self-belief and realistic plans,  you really can become the person you want to be.

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

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Leading Change: Now With a New Preface by Author John Kotter

Leading Change: Now With a New Preface by Author John Kotter

I believe Leading Change is simply the best book around on its subject. The international bestseller is now available with a new preface by author John Kotter.

Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter’s ideas on change management and leadership.

From the ill-fated dot-com bubble to unprecedented M&A activity to scandal, greed, and ultimately, recession–we’ve learned that widespread and difficult change is no longer the exception. It’s the rule. Now with a new preface, this refreshed edition of the global bestseller” Leading Change” is more relevant than ever.

John Kotter’s now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals, and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process, Kotter provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work.” Leading Change” is widely recognized as his seminal work and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration published in “Harvard Business Review.”

Needed more today than at any time in the past, this bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization. Reading this highly personal book is like spending a day with the world’s foremost expert on business leadership. You’re sure to walk away inspired–and armed with the tools you need to inspire others.


Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! To find out more emailwendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com, find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.  

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Change as the Prelude to Growth and Your Expectations

Change as the Prelude to Growth and Your Expectations

If you are planning to make some personal changes, take a closer look at what you are expecting and how you plan to make the change. According to researchers Polivy and Herman (2002), there are some common kinds of unrealistic expectations that might set you up for failure when you try to change. They are usually in the following areas:

  • How much change: People often think they are capable of changing far more than they really can, as a result, they reject more modest and achievable goals. If you do have to make a large change, break it down into a series of smaller changes for more chance of success.
  • How quickly and easily you can change: People are often too optimistic about how long it is going to take and how hard it may be!  Try to be very realistic in your planning and think about obstacles and risks, and how you will overcome them
  • Effects of change on other parts of your life: People often overestimate how much they can improve their lives with just one kind of change.  And people often miss out because they don’t realize that you can learn a lot from the process of change and enjoy parts of the change.  You can then apply the learning to other changes you need to make.

If you can take these points on board and avoid unrealistic expectations, you give yourself a better chance at success. So, go forward with hope. Go ahead and believe in yourself and your plans for change. Reaffirm that you have the motivation and perseverance to achieve your goals. Remind yourself of all the benefits you will be able to enjoy. But, above all, be realistic in your expectations. This will help you to be patient with yourself when things are going slowly and encourage you when thing don’t go as smoothly as you first thought. With positive, but realistic, self-belief and realistic plans,  you really can become the person you want to be.


Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday Quotes – Going For Change

Friday Quotes – Going For Change

    • If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything. – Win Borden
    • Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist
    • The key to change… is to let go of fear. – Rosanne Cash
    • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
    • People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
    • Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.  – Unknown
    • If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.  – Lao Tzu
    • “Don’t let the past steal your present – Cherralea Morgen
    • Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was. – Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  – Plato
    • One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.  – Unknown
    • Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.  – Jerry Seinfeld

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Leading and Managing Change – It Starts With One

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Leading and Managing Change – It Starts With One

All kinds of organizations, public and private , large and small, have been searching for decades for the holy grail of organizational change. They want to find the perfect way to motivate employees to change their old ways for what management (or consultants!) deem to be better, new ones.

This is a great video from the INSEAD (the Business School) channel on YouTube on changing the hearts and minds of individuals as a necessary precursor to organizational change.  The real engagement of individuals is key to success in organizational change

Hal Gregersen is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership at INSEAD where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, consulting, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and ultimately deliver positive, powerful results.

Stewart Black is the INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

You can find out more about INSEAD at this link http://www.insead.edu/home/

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Engaging Individuals

Engaging Individuals

Leading and Managing Change – It Starts With One – Engaging Individuals

Engaging Individuals – all kinds of organisations, public and private , large and small, have been searching for decades for the holy grail of organisational change. They want to find the perfect way to motivate employees to change their old ways for what management (or consultants!) deem to be better, new ones.

This is a great video about engaging Individuals from the INSEAD (the Business School) channel on YouTube. It is about changing the hearts and minds of individuals as a necessary precursor to organisational change.  The real engagement of individuals is key to success in organisational change

Hal Gregersen is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership at INSEAD where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, consulting, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and ultimately deliver positive, powerful results.

Stewart Black is the INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

You can find out more about INSEAD at this link http://www.insead.edu/home/

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

         

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