Thought for the week – 27th July 2015

AmmaChelven“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. imageThey awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Vignauncle

Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, imageand we are never, ever the same.”

—Flavia Weedn

Courage is the opposite of Apathy

COURAGEWhen we throw cold water on every opportunity life offers us for fixing a situation, we exhaust ourselves and everyone around us. When we’re apathetic, we have an endless string of excuses for why we can’t act. The people who love and want to support us burn out and avoid us because they can’t stand hearing yet another reason for why we have no power to change our lives. Courage is the opposite of Apathy. Continue reading

GRASS: Guilt, Resentment, Anxiety, Self-absorption, and Stress.

These are the five real and measurable costs of not managing transition effectively. Remember them the next time people tell you there isn’t time to worry about the reactions of your employees to the latest plan for change. And help such people to see that not managing transition is really a shortcut that costs much more than it saves. For it leaves behind an exhausted and demoralized workforce at the very time when everyone agrees that the only way to be successful is to get more effort and more creativity out of the organization’s employees……

Do You Need a Transition Team? Continue reading

Giving Up Your Symbols of Grandiosity

Ask yourself, “What do I feel I need to have to signal how very important I am?” Is it an expensive car? A job title that makes people look at you in awe? A Rolex watch? A trophy wife, wealthy husband, or child who attends an Ivy League school? The latest information on a controversial topic? The most salacious piece of gossip? A caustic attitude that intimidates others? A terrible childhood trauma that left you with no self-esteem?

its the people that know you the least, that judge you the most. Continue reading