Change is the New Black
I heard somebody say this the other day – and had to smile. I think it’s not only kind of funny, but true: change has become the basic, day-in-day-out reality of business life. I was asked recently to write an article for Forbes.com on being strategic in these times of such deep and consistent change. It was part of a special report package about change management.
I very much enjoyed writing it – and Fred Allen, forbes.com’s leadership editor, had some excellent edits that made it even crisper – but I enjoyed even more Forbes’ appreciation of the need for staying strategic in times of change. As I’ve said before, it’s all too easy to default to the tactical/survival/hunker down mentality when things are looking unfamiliar and scary.
It takes clarity, courage and focus to keep thinking about how to create a successful future for yourself, your family, your business in times of change. I like to think that the tools and approaches Proteus offers help provide the clarity and focus.
The courage is up to each of us.