Tuesday Thoughts

“Things do not change; we change.” — Henry David Thoreau

I attended a session yesterday with Ashley Good from Fail Forward where she presented a Risk Sandbox tool to help us understand how we all view our tolerance for risk differently. Understanding that we need to change  and understand  how others see change in order to affect change in our teams seems obvious but this tool is a fairly simple way to demonstrate it. Contact ashley@failforward.org for a copy.

“People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!” — Peter Senge

I am not sure how the two words perceived and threat ever came together because if you believe it is a threat, it is a threat and perceived downplays the reality you are feeling. If you are leading change, frame it clearly, define expectations and set reasonable timelines and then include everyone who may be impacted as soon as possible.

“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” — Mary Engelbreit

Easier said than done but very similar to May Angelou’s “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” I take both to suggest that the sandbox may be too big, too small, the wrong shape, or has the wrong sand. I usually approach changing my attitude with true curiosity.


Make Today Remarkable and Curious,




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