When things don’t go to plan, we may seek to blame others or the situation. In our frustration, we fail to realize that a change of self has the greatest impact on us and the teams we lead.
How’s the job going? Is it what you expected? Are you achieving the things you set out to do? Perhaps you’re seeking a change of scene?
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. – Arthur Christopher Benson
Occasionally, we find ourselves in a job that just doesn’t feel right. We have the right talents and experience for the job, yet we’re not making inroads. We have a choice: leave for something new, or stay and deal with the situation.
Change of Self
When leading change, we should remember we can’t make someone change. People change when they want to change. And how often do we apply this principle to ourselves? Perhaps the reason we aren’t enjoying the successes we had hoped is because we first need to change our behaviour! We need a change of self.