Something Better than Control

Here’s a question: What would happen for you if change came easier? Take a moment and really think about that question. Where would you like to change something in your professional life, perhaps such as doing more of the work that makes your heart sing? Maybe something in athletics, creativity, or other endeavors? Have you noticed how difficult it can be to change things, even if they are in your control? (I’m talking to myself here, as I remember that I might have eaten more cookies than I needed today.)


But let’s raise the stakes. What if your job, like many of my clients, is leading change? Well, that’s a whole different ball of wax! It’s next to impossible to get others to change in real and meaningful ways unless they choose it for themselves. With the intense pressures of business these days hanging over us, we have so many reasons to change and less control over it than ever.


Today, I’m rereleasing an article titled The Art of Transformational Change. It’s been updated since I first wrote it several years ago, and I’m offering it only to the subscribers of The Coaching Digest. (If you are reading this in your email inbox, that’s you!) In it, you will find some useful tidbits to reframe the problem from one of control to ways to set the conditions for change. It also includes some powerful questions to ask and a full page of ideas for how to approach leading change as a facilitator rather than a commander. This version also has an “art” surprise; I’ll be curious to see if my readers can piece together what I was trying to do with it.

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I hope you enjoy some or all of these reads…I know I did. And if you do read any of them, please let me know what useful tidbits you take away. I love seeing things from a different point of view! Know someone who would love this article? Share it with them.