It is said that the only constant in life is CHANGE. Yet most people avoid it, shun it, deny that it is necessary in the first place.

Every team meeting is full of ideas on what the business needs to do to grow and prosper. work-for-changeHOWEVER, the instant that the change affects the individual team member, we get resistance, push back, obstinate behaviour, delaying tactics and in some cases in-subordination.

Very often, the main driver behind this reluctance to change is FEAR, very often it is COMFORT ZONE.

Getting team members to understand and embrace change is an important aspect of good leadership. Encouraging discussion on why things have to change is also good, but only if everyone shares the common goal of the business and understands what the long term perspective is.

Businesses have to be adept at changing in 2013. They have to make decision fact, they have to react to changes in their environment fast because it is important that the business survives.

Behaving as a CHANGE BLOCKER is one of the fastest ways to alienate yourself in a company. In implies that you do not want to do whats best for the business, whats best for the team and very often whats best for the customers. It implies that you have stopped learning and growing as a person and have made the decision that the present is as good as it gets. This viewpoint does not help business development and growth.

The world around us is changing rapidly – Smartphones did not exist 6 years ago, YouTube did not exist 7 years ago. Google did not exist 15 years ago. Yet we want life to be the same in our business, in our office. No – be open to change, be open to embracing new things and you will be an invaluable asset to any business.

About the author,

Hi I’m Derek O’Dwyer. I have been an ActionCOACH for the last 18 years. I live in Clare and work with businesses around Ireland to take their business to the next level. I am passionate about business and providing help and advice. In the past 18 years I have worked with over 400 business owners helping them and their business. I adapt my coaching depending on what you and your business need. I find that each coaching relationship is different but as long as we understand that we have a common objective with timescales, positive things happen quickly. I am a firm believer i the concept of “what you can measure you can manage” and “what you measure you can improve”. Key performance indicators and accountability form the bedrock of my coaching platforms. If making more money from your business, working less hours in your business and having a great team running your business then it’s worth having a discussion with me. If you are willing to implement changes I will be there to help every step of the way. In terms of personal accolades and recognition I have been awarded ActionCOACH of the year in Ireland every year for the last ten years In 2019 I was inducted into the ActionCOACH Global Hall Of Fame I was global Rookie Coach of The Year in 2002 having achieved remarkable success as the first ActionCOACH in Europe. Many of my clients have also received awards from their peers for their business improvements.

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