Change – Get on board. The train is leaving.

April 9, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

I think one of the most important characteristics of successful leaders and people – regardless of their role – is that they embrace change.

It’s not good enough to just be comfortable with change. It’s not good enough to just recognize that change happens. That breeds complacency and comfort.

People who embrace change thrive on uncertainty. They do not need every detail to make decisions. You rarely hear them say, “as soon as (FILL IN THE BLANK) happens, I am going to (BE HAPPY, DO THIS, ACHIEVE THAT, FILL IN THE BLANK) .

It’s cliché to say that we live in a world that is changing faster every day. But it is true. Change is happening at an exponential rate. Check out this video. I saw it recently at a conference with Inscape Publishing. It’s called “Did You Know 3.0?”. I haven’t verified that the facts are correct. But, it made me think.

Are you comfortable today? Or, do you embrace change?

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