"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Monday, April 7, 2014


According to Robert J Kriegel, an authority on change management and author of 'Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations', change readiness is a learnable skill set.

He has identified 7 principal traits of change readiness, as follows:

1) Resourcefulness:

- the bias for action and able to utilise whatever resources that are available to develop plans and contingencies;

2) Adaptability:

- the mental flexibility and emotional resilience in the face of challenges, obstacles and setbacks, if any;

3) Optimism:

- the feeling of enthusiasm and positivity about changes and faith in the future;

4) Confidence:

- a strong sense of self-esteem, and belief in own ability to handle and tackle changes;

5) Adventurousness:

- an inclination to take risks and courage to pursue the unknown;

6) Tolerance for ambiguity:

- prepared to deal with any indefiniteness or uncertainty in the environment;

7) Passion and Drive:

- the personal dynamism, physical energy and emotional vitality to pursue what really matters;

[Robert J Kriegel is also the author of 'If It Ain't Broke . . . Break It!', 'How to Succeed in Business without Working so Damn Hard' and 'C Zone: Peak Performance under Pressure'. 

I particularly like the author’s first book ('Sacred Cows'), which has lots of specific ideas on building a change-ready outfit and provides a self-scoring test on your change-readiness.]

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