Creating
 Positive
 Change
In Your Workplace and In
    Your Community

Designed for Leadership
 Eugene / Springfield
     ...
Change Is The Norm, Not The
          Exception
Humans Have Contradictory
 Desires - We Want Both
   Stability and Novelty
Even Desirable Change Can
      Cause Stress
There Are Two Basic
Approaches To Change -
 Reactive and Proactive
The Two Responses to Change
     Reactive                      Proactive
                               •
•               ...
To Cope With
Change, We Need
 To Understand
   Our Own
 Thoughts And
 Feelings When
Confronted By It
Resistance to Change Stems Mainly From
       Our Feelings Of Insecurity
It Is Reasonable To Be
Unreasonable About Change In
        The Early Stages
Reactive
Where our accountability resides with others
                                                                    ...
In Coming to Terms With Change, We
  Usually Experience a Series of Stages;
Resistance, Justification, Consideration, and
 ...
Bird Problem at the Lincoln Memorial
Why?

Why?

Why?

Why?

Why?
              12
Water Crystals
Text




“If you want to change your life, you
must start with you. When you do,
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Creating Positive Change Eug Spfld 3 09 C L A S S

  1. 1. Creating Positive Change In Your Workplace and In Your Community Designed for Leadership Eugene / Springfield 2009
  2. 2. Change Is The Norm, Not The Exception
  3. 3. Humans Have Contradictory Desires - We Want Both Stability and Novelty
  4. 4. Even Desirable Change Can Cause Stress
  5. 5. There Are Two Basic Approaches To Change - Reactive and Proactive
  6. 6. The Two Responses to Change Reactive Proactive • • We are at choice now Trapped in the past / • future Fun, Life is a game • • Bored - Frustrated Joyful, Peace • • Anger / Hurt Allow others to be who • they are Judgment • • Responsible Waiting for others to do • • Outrageous Should • • Freedom Worry • • Mastery Blaming • • What is “is!” Bad stuff still Live in pity for self happens; life is messy
  7. 7. To Cope With Change, We Need To Understand Our Own Thoughts And Feelings When Confronted By It
  8. 8. Resistance to Change Stems Mainly From Our Feelings Of Insecurity
  9. 9. It Is Reasonable To Be Unreasonable About Change In The Early Stages
  10. 10. Reactive Where our accountability resides with others Life happens to us Adapted with permission from Assertive Communication: A Solution Based Approach by Pam K. Farmer, Ph.D, SPHR Strategic Solutions Catalyst 10
  11. 11. In Coming to Terms With Change, We Usually Experience a Series of Stages; Resistance, Justification, Consideration, and Resolution
  12. 12. Bird Problem at the Lincoln Memorial Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? 12
  13. 13. Water Crystals
  14. 14. Text “If you want to change your life, you must start with you. When you do, William James be proactive, do it flamboyantly American philosopher 1842-1910 and start immediately.”

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