Change & Changing

Change is a constant, trite but true! Ultimately your success or failure as a coach will depend on how well you manage change. Change by its very nature is uncomfortable. I maintain that those who are best at managing and leading change are comfortable with being uncomfortable all the time. If you can accept that then change is something that you do rather than something that happens to you. Successful coaches initiate change; they lead change as part of the process of continuous improvement. It is being proactive rather reactive. Be a change agent, lead don’t follow. Heed these lines from Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A Changing”:

The line it is drawn the curse it is cast
The slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a’ changin’!

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