Why is Change so Hard?

eweber   April 3, 2011   2 Comments

In his day, Plato expressed concern that the new technology of writing would irrevocably change the process and advances of learning or leading, which involved more speaking or listening than reading or writing.

Today, new approaches to learning and leading with the brain in mind, in addition to more media influences pose similar challenges. Sir Ken Robinson sweeps history of both through animated illustration of danger spots.

See any challenges here for innovative leaders  in the new era?

Luckily new trends, such as an emphasis on collaboration and individual choices – also offer novel opportunities. At Mita International Brain Center, we’ve found that to change how you learn or lead can also expand innovative opportunities, for a greater number of people.

Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much and give too little. Ask listeners and they may support these 100 reasons to run hard from lectures!

Have you considered lately how …

Leading by building shared communities of passion offers potentially powerful tools for folks who struggled from diminished opportunities to develop new talents and contribute to a shared vision.

Luckily, we now know much more about how the human brain works when interest, commitment and passion for growth enter the leadership and learning mix.

Innovative leaders, however, often compare the wonders and woes of paradigm shifts from traditional to brainpowered leadership. The most common question we get?

Why is change from traditional to innovative so hard for some to embrace, and how do resources shift from people who guard status quo – to innovative leaders who sustain communities of passion?

How would you answer?

2 thoughts on “Why is Change so Hard?

  1. Lee Clark-Sellers

    It’s amazing how Plato’s view are still relevant today, centuries later. It’s true that some people are afraid to break the mold and diverge from how they were taught, thinking it is the “only way.” Change can be intimidating but especially in today’s business world, change seems to be the only way to succeed. I thought a great quote from Sir Ken Robinson’s video was “most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the stuff of growth.” Growth follows change. It is imperative for leaders to recognize this fact or they could end up like one of the first two businessmen in the following blog: http://execseries.mgt.ncsu.edu/2011/04/07/the-commonly-overlooked-folktale-of-the-three-businessmen/

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