Change is weird. It’s always unpopular until people see the new thing is better. Then they love it. That is, until something else forces us to change. Change is an essential element in business. And it’s fundamental to executive coaching and strategic planning. So, whether your business is in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana or Jacksonville, Florida, it’s time to change how you approach change. And maybe Krissi Barr can help.
About 2500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” True dat.
Change is everywhere, continuous and unstoppable. And yet most of us approach it like it’s a trend that will just go away and leave us alone.
Truth is, most of us need to reset how we approach change.
Department stores ignored the Sears catalog. Sears stores struggled to adapt to Walmart. Then the internet changed everything.
No one has a crystal ball. But you can help position your business by thinking differently. Ask what if questions. Talk with customers and find out what they really want now…and will need in the future. Sometimes that’s exactly what you sell them. But not always.
The key is having the mindset to seek out, listen to, and contemplate new information. The next new thing won’t necessarily come knocking on your door and announce itself. But it actually did back in 2000 when Netflix wanted to sell to Blockbuster Video for $50 million. Blockbuster said no. Today, Netflix is worth nearly $300 billion. And, of course, Blockbuster is out of business. That was only 22 years ago.
By the way, the first Apple iPhone was released 15 years ago. Yeah, things change fast.
The upshot: actively go out and seek new ideas. Really listen to what people are saying. And then figure out how the new information you received changes things.
Krissi Barr embraces change. And her consulting company has helped hundreds of companies and thousands of people by showing them new and better ways to do things. Change how your approach change. Improve your strategic planning. Inject fresh ideas into your executive coaching. Whether your team is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, or Jacksonville, Florida, call Krissi and her team to learn more.