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"Here We Go Again! I Just Got it Working and Now You Want to Change it?!"

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Here We Go Again! I Just Got It Working and Now You Want to Change It?!

Description one:

They say that change is the only constant. Change is not constant! It is accelerating at a phenomenal rate. Every day we face new options, opportunities and alternatives to the way things are currently done. We feel constant pressure to change. In addition, some changes are thrust upon us without choice.

Gerry Reid will help you learn that experience creates a self-protecting mechanism to assure continued value into the future. Resisting change is a healthy, normal reaction! It is no wonder we want to continue to do things "the way they have always been done." However, today's successful leaders know how to gain the greatest value from change. They do so by being able to cope with, and coach others through, the emotions associated with the shift from one pattern in life to another.

This session helps your ability to deal with change in three ways:

  • You gain knowledge of why people resist change, what emotional reactions may be expected and why it is healthy for people to express fear, denial, anger, and depression during change.
  • You enhance your skills by learning specific things to do that will coach and guide yourself and others during times of change therefore reducing resistance and increasing acceptance.
  • You discover simple attitude shifts that will open opportunities for gaining the most success by anticipating, recognizing and embracing change.
Description two:

Why is it that people resist change? Why does our personal perspective seem so clear, while others have such a difficult time seeing the obvious? How does one lead others through the pains of change? You will discover the answer to these and many other questions in this session though participation in dramatic exercises and illustrations of how individuals react to change.

Personal experiences combined with group patterns form perception. Unfortunately, the patterns (paradigms) of business and society change faster than the human patterns of thinking (perceptions). In addition, since we each have our own set of perceptions, change becomes difficult as differing perceptions interact. Assumption, confusion, habit, opinion, judgment and prejudice all combine to create barriers that get in the way of successful implementation of new systems and procedures.

Through an enhanced understanding of normal human emotions during change, you can apply specific techniques to help identify when people are ready to change and what to do when that condition occurs. A graphic interpretation of these emotions will be presented along with several methods for guiding oneself and others through the phases of change.

Whether you face change imposed upon you or created by you, this session will help you lead, manage, empower and influence change.

"Life changing! I wish I had learned this 20 years ago."

"An excellent, practical approach to a most difficult subject."

Suggested alternate titles:
  • How to Get Change Implemented Before it's Obsolete!
  • [your industry] in Transition: How to Get Change Implemented Before it's Obsolete!

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