Change is Inevitable


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THis is a presentation I did recently to close out TechCon 2009. It is viewed much better with the original PowerPoint transitions, so if you are interested, let me know and I will send a copy.

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Change is Inevitable

  1. 1. Embracing Organizational Change Dustin Howard, CISSP Vice-President, GRC Services Change: “you cannot run, you cannot escape”
  2. 2. Change: Inevitability <ul><li>Entrance Song: “you cannot run, you cannot escape” CHANGE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Promise to Fail (local AZ Band) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nothing endures but change . ( Heraclitus) </li></ul><ul><li>Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix. (Christina Baldwin) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dustin’s assignment <ul><li>Close out the Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate, challenge, and send the team back with enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Friday afternoon, after a long three days </li></ul><ul><li>So what about CHANGE?!? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Start with the NEED for Change
  5. 5. The Stages of Change <ul><li>Shock! </li></ul><ul><li>Disbelief </li></ul><ul><li>Self Doubt </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Search for Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul>
  6. 6. There’s risk, fear, and possibly failure in change
  7. 7. Aspects of Change People define CULTURE CULTURE drives CHANGE PROCESS is the RESULT
  8. 8. Understanding Change <ul><li>Change can be scary due to the unknown </li></ul><ul><li>But the results are positive if you influence them to be </li></ul><ul><li>Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. </li></ul><ul><li>To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. </li></ul><ul><li>To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. </li></ul><ul><li>To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. </li></ul><ul><li>( King Whitney Jr.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. PEOPLE Influence Change
  10. 10. Change is POWER <ul><li>This isn't good or bad. It's just the way of things. Nothing stays the same. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real Live Preacher </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. CHANGE can be GOOD CHANGE must have a good RESULT
  12. 12. How do we embrace change? <ul><li>The more things change, the more they remain... insane. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Fry and T. Lewis </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. CHANGE requires LEADERS EVERYONE is a LEADER regardless of title Robert Cooper on Leadership
  14. 14. Leadership is… The act of making a difference
  15. 15. Leadership is… The ability to achieve results through people
  16. 16. Leadership is… Who you are when no one else is looking
  17. 17. Leadership is… Connecting every day to your most enduring values
  18. 18. Leadership is… Greatness is born during tough times and unexpected circumstances Making adversity your ally…
  19. 19. Leadership is… Knowing that from time to time you have to look backward to see forward
  20. 20. Leadership is… Excelling instead of competing No one has to lose for you to win!!!
  21. 21. Leadership is… Having an irrational sense of hope
  22. 22. Leadership is… Knowing that every day you have the same number of minutes as: Lincoln Einstein Thoreau Galileo Mandela Gates Mother Teresa ANYONE
  23. 23. Leadership is… Aligning your daily efforts with BIG DREAMS and GREAT GOALS
  24. 24. Leadership is… Glancing farther ahead
  25. 25. Leadership is… Viewing life as a laboratory instead of a stage Changing times are meant to be a test of spirit, not theatrics
  26. 26. Leadership is… Knowing that the gap between what can be imagined and what can be accomplished has never been smaller
  27. 27. Leadership is… Learning faster than the world is changing
  28. 28. Leadership is… Constantly discovering and applying new strengths, talents, and passions
  29. 29. Leadership is… Acknowledging that every day is a battle for control Not of the world around you, but of your response to it
  30. 30. Leadership is… Envisioning how your choices and actions today may influence the next ten years
  31. 31. Leadership is… Never forgetting from how far back a human being can come and still make a difference
  32. 32. Leadership is… Knowing that your path has a purpose beyond where it leads
  33. 33. Leadership is… Knowing that the greatest risk in life is not to risk at all
  34. 34. Leadership is… Living so that when other people think of integrity, enthusiasm, commitment, and caring, They think of YOU
  35. 35. Leadership is… Knowing you can’t play it safe, sit this one out
  36. 36. Leadership is… Valuing even the smallest moments of inspiration
  37. 37. Leadership is… Facing the truth about weaknesses – first about yourself, and second in others – and managing these
  38. 38. Leadership is… Learning from every stumble and setback No defensiveness
  39. 39. Leadership is… Trusting enough to be trusted
  40. 40. Leadership The TIME is NOW
  41. 41. Leadership The LEADER is YOU
  42. 42. Leadership If not NOW, WHEN?
  43. 43. Questions? Embrace CHANGE! Good luck!!!