Change: With a Hammer or With Time

People love change, they just don’t like transition!  https://youtu.be/pgVVsr8Q49w

If it wasn’t for change, we would not have electricity, running water, or indoor plumbing. We would still be using the teletype, drums, or fire as our form of communication.

But what is it about change that people do not like? It is the part of change that makes them uncomfortable. 

Good leadership is all about scanning the landscape and looking toward the future to help make circumstances better for all involved. Great leadership is all about helping people make the transition through the change that needs to take place.

That is why change cannot happen quickly. People need timie to get ready for the change to take place. People don’t resist change, their programming does.

Great leaders help people transition from one habit to another. The period of transition, is when you make the best out of the new!

Think of the change you want as an ice cube. Frozen in a particular, solid shape. There are only two ways to change an ice cube! A hammer or time!

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Change happens all the time. It is the great leaders and managers that create an environment where the transition from one habit to the other is meaningful.

WUCA! and Politics

We were told that WUCA! should stay out of politics. That we should focus on doing WUCA! and not get into the "mud" with the others. 

If new to WUCA!, the acronym is to Welcome, Understand, Comfort and Appreciate yourself and others for great relationships. bewuca.com

Actually, in part, WUCA! was created in response to politics. Politics where one side bullies the other and people don't get along in business, community, organizations, school, family, church - you name the entity. 

WUCA! asks how do you value other people? How do you value yourself? Do you look for ways to be offended and strike back or do you try to understand the "why" of the other person's thinking and build a relationship with them?

WUCA! has the power to elevate and improve politics when you look inside yourself and take responsibility for the way you react to the outside environment. No one else can make you feel angry, sad, mad, glad, offended, or any feeling, only you can. You allow your feelings by the choice of the response you make. 

The Welcome in WUCA! is about self-responsibility and how you choose to feel. In each situation, determine the outcome you want and act to achieve it. Welcome frames your ability to respond in the way, with the words and actions, you choose, for the outcome you want.

Understand is to listen. Do you really listen or just wait to talk? Listening involves all your senses because only seven percent of what is said is heard through the words spoken. Body language and tone make up the other 93 percent of what we say.

Listening also involves the values and history of the receiver and speaker of the communication. How did they grow up? What were their parents like? What happened to them when their brain was developing during the first five years life, when the brain makes more than 80 percent of its neuron connections? Do you know the why behind the words? 

Comfort in WUCA! is to know your passion, have a purpose in life, with a clear vision of the future and goals to reach your vision. It is being comfortable in your own skin with who you are and where you are going. 

Appreciate yourself and others, as unexpressed gratitude is ingratitude. Appreciate people for who they are, while they are living. If you wait until their funeral to give their eulogy; it's too late for them to hear.

From what we experience and observe, WUCA! belongs FIRMLY planted in politics and in life, for relationships - and politics - are all around us. How we behave and treat others is a constant and creates the world in which we live.

When you Learn WUCA!, Act WUCA!, and Teach others to Be WUCA!, you will change the world.

We know how to help people get along in all settings. If you'd like to know more, reach out to Kim, kim@ghorizons.com.