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Changing how we talk about change

Met with a project team last week. And like project teams everywhere, they came up with a slogan to tell the world what they’re doing and get everyone as excited as they are.

"Champion of Change". Sounds catchy. Short and snappy.

Yet I had a wise boss who forbid us from ever using the word change. I thought it was a little dumb at first but now I see the wisdom of his ways.

Change is great if you’re driving it. A welcome break from routine. The chance to create something new and better.

Leading change is one thing. Being a follower is something else altogether.

Change is rarely much fun when it’s being done to you. Will the change work? Will it make things better, the same or worse? For many of us, it’s better the devil we know. So we stick with the familiar.

Time to change how we talk about change.

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  1. HamOnCan #

    mums and maples
    cHAMpiOns of Change
    chancing on the voicess
    the choicess
    wingnuts whirly birds and flutter byes in honour of the nature’s playfulness AbunDance of key components for which it has been presented with the Canada Goose’s Mikki Moose Golden Pheasant with a Pink Petunia in its beak as seen strutting on the Peak of Blue Berry Hill , hey Fats, one last encore performance. . . What a traffic stopper. .. as we’ve been, more than once
    smiles
    smiles to the mums and maples . .
    and I think a note to the childrens museum is in order. . . like the lawn is littered with the MaidenHair Tree’s nuts. . and some may just come up for us as the have for me, and grown near maple beech elm oak and cedar willow birch and yew’ll see such a shift . . nose in on rose, and your whole being smiles in relaxation.
    now that, is good medicine
    smiles

    January 14, 2008
  2. HamOnCan #

    mums and maples
    cHAMpiOns of Change
    chancing on the voicess
    the choicess
    wingnuts whirly birds and flutter byes in honour of the nature’s playfulness AbunDance of key components for which it has been presented with the Canada Goose’s Mikki Moose Golden Pheasant with a Pink Petunia in its beak as seen strutting on the Peak of Blue Berry Hill , hey Fats, one last encore performance. . . What a traffic stopper. .. as we’ve been, more than once
    smiles
    smiles to the mums and maples . .
    and I think a note to the childrens museum is in order. . . like the lawn is littered with the MaidenHair Tree’s nuts. . and some may just come up for us as the have for me, and grown near maple beech elm oak and cedar willow birch and yew’ll see such a shift . . nose in on rose, and your whole being smiles in relaxation.
    now that, is good medicine
    smiles

    January 14, 2008

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