CHANGE AGILITY—one aspect of building your Learning Agility

CHANGE AGILITY—one aspect of building your Learning Agility

Last month I introduced Learning Agility, a term defined by Lominger International: A Korn/Ferry company.  It is now used by most of the Fortune 500 in some form to help build strong Talent Management strategies.  One aspect of Learning Agility is CHANGE Agility.  This is the ability to deal with ambiguity, to operate effectively when the strategy is unclear, when the new initiatives look impossible, when the “tried and true” solutions of the past aren’t working and new solutions are needed. A CHANGE LEADER is someone who adapts quickly to change, often rallying others around them, knowing that to push for change means you’ve got to take a lot of “heat”.  Change is hard for those who are being told to change; it’s always easier for those who are driving the change.  So the Change Leader must be able to stand alone in their own belief and commitment while influencing and encouraging others who are needed to make the change successful.
 
I am going through my own challenge with CHANGE AGILITY.  I have just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and will have surgery 12/22/2010.  If you want to help or just want to keep up with my challenge, email me and we’ll add you to my personal blog.  This Jan Thompson& Associates blog will “go dark” until February 2011.  Thank you.