We only ship to addresses in the USA. Live somewhere else? Please order from our international distributor. Click Here
Product added to carts.
BK Blog Post
Posted by Laura Stack, Keynote Speaker and Author, The Productivity Pro, Inc..
Laura Stack is an award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author, and leading expert in the field of human performance and workplace issues. She is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., which specializes in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Dan Millman, American writer and philosopher.
By now, you’ve no doubt realized a basic fact of life: the only constant in the business world is change, especially as we hurtle full-throttle into the New Millennium. Ironically, most of us prefer things to remain the same. Change forces us to learn and do new things, stealing our time and making us expend energy—two resources often in short supply.
As a result, many of us mourn change, because it often wrecks our comfortable lives and carefully laid plans. But you can’t stay stuck in the past, and you can’t sit beside the graves of your old processes while the world passes you by (click to tweet). Do it too long and you disengage from your work, productivity falls, and when you do wake up, you have to work harder and run faster than ever just to stay in place.
You can and must fight the pain of change without mourning it excessively. If you want to maximize your productivity through times of significant change:
I can’t overstate the need for flexibility in the face of change, especially when trying to pull peak performance out of chaos. You may suffer a lag before you get back on track, but reasonable leaders expect that—and it’ll happen whether they’re reasonable or not. So mourn change, but don’t let it stop you. Take a little time to reorient yourself, then charge back in and do your job so well you amaze the people who matter.
© 2016 Laura Stack. Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author, and noted authority on employee and team productivity. She is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc. a company dedicated to helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. Stack has authored seven books, including Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time (January 18, 2016). She is a past president of the National Speakers Association, and in 2015 was inducted into its exclusive Speaker Hall of Fame (with fewer than 175 members worldwide). Stack’s clients include Cisco Systems, Wal-Mart, and Bank of America, and she has been featured on the CBS Early Show and CNN, and in the New York Times. To have Laura Stack speak at your next event, call 303-471-7401 or visit her website.