Thrive in the change-making game
It’s hard to change the world when you’re running on empty.
If you’re thriving, positive, capable and constructive then you have a stronger foundation for building trust. Trust is about confidence.
Can the people around you be confident in:
- Your respect for them?
- Your consistency – does what you say match how you act?
- Your competence – the skills and abilities that you have?
- Your reliability – your ability to deliver results to the time frame and standards your commit to?
- Your intent – the clarity of the agenda and values by which you operate?
Skill trumps good intention hands down
Long before the quote “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” was written down, we have known that passion and good intent isn’t enough to create change – we also need skills.
The foundation skills of time management, strategic planning, interpersonal communication, delegation and project management are vital to successful innovation delivery.
Technical competence is relevant, but only one part of the equation. Good intention and shared values help – but are not enough in and of themselves.
Resilience, emotional intelligence, communication skill and personal well being are the deep foundations of successful change-making.
If you’re struggling with change-making, consider doing some work on you – not just “the world”.