Change in life is inevitable so why does it always seem to feel like such a challenge?
My pre-teenaged daughter and I talk a lot these days about change, and she recently asked me why it seems the boys at school are so much sillier than the girls. Oh boy!! The joys of adolescence and change! I ended our little talk by explaining that she will experience many changes throughout her entire life. I tried to impress on her that change doesn’t stop when you become an adult. We all know this, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy. Personally, I actually like some change and the challenges that come with it. However, even for me, some types of change can be very stressful and difficult to manage. The way I have learned to manage change throughout my career is by embracing it and actually leading through change, acting as a constant for my team when everything around us seems like chaos. With change, you must accept it and embrace it – the uncertainty, the challenges – all of it!