“I have had the privilege of working with an extraordinary company.”. This is what one of the team members shared. Something I have noticed is: only incredible companies grow their staff!
In one of our motivational sessions, someone said: "there is nothing more powerful than a changed mind. You can change everything else, from your hairstyle, job, spouse, address etc., but if you don't change your mind, the same experience will perpetuate itself over and over again, because everything outwardly has changed, but nothing inwardly has changed.".
I think this is as true within a business context as well as in a personal one. If you keep approaching people & situations the same way, you will keep getting the same reaction/result back. The way to change your approach and mindset and therefore the reaction/result is by being able to:
a. see (be made to see) the need/importance/value of self-re-evaluation (as opposed to perpetually assigning blame to external factors)
b. being able to ask the right questions in order to facilitate the right type of change.
This sounds simple enough, but is in fact something I think everyone needs some direction on, in order to identify concrete areas where improvement/change is needed and also how to implement positive change.
I heard this from a person that did my personal growth course:
“I just wanted to let you know, that your course seems to have provided the ideal platform for a mind shift to happen in our office. I've heard comments from the mid-management team about some sessions being harder than others. When it came to dealing with certain challenges (both in approaching personal as well as professional issues), coming to new realisations on old challenges, to colleagues having learned something surprising about another member of their team. We've also had some open discussions on some of the issues tackled in the course (usually by way of being asked for input on homework) and have had a little more interaction with some of the mid-management team.
In addition to the changes in mid-management during the personal development course, the colour course has also been extremely helpful in relation to our perceptions of fellow team members’ personalities (some of which came as quite a surprise!). It was a reminder, that we need to treat each team member as an individual and try to address our workplace challenges accordingly, based on the personality profiles that were provided.”
Needless to say, it is always very interesting to be in an environment where change is taking place. Seeing positive change in others continues to be a wonderful incentive to others to perhaps make similar changes.
This goes to show that when one thing changes around us, everything will naturally follow suit. If we can all try and make just one positive change in our relationships, our environment and in our lives, then this in turn will change things for the better. We all have a place in the world to make a difference and to make an impact.