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Are you willing to Change?


Perhaps there are things that you’ve said a defiant (or quiet) NO to which might be blocking your ability to affect change?

As a woman and business owner, I discovered that realizing my vision was not going to happen if I continued to lead the way I had been. It was just not working and it was because I was following a leadership model that was outdated, male-oriented, and did not fit the type of leader — or person — I wanted to be. As resistant as I was to change, I finally realized that I had to change. And that journey resulted in creating the Comfluential™ Leadership model. The outcome? A best-selling book, international speaking and training, and the foundation of the work I do and the leader I am today..

With every step I’ve taken to change, either eagerly or kicking and screaming, the benefits have been worth it in terms of opening new opportunities for growth.

I highly recommend saying YES to change and, if possible, reducing the “kicking and screaming” part — it’s exhausting and ultimately futile!

It can be helpful to know how you tend to react and respond to change. The following is a four-box archetype model. The two axes are tendencies to be “people/task-oriented” and to be “fast/slow-paced.” It breaks down this way:

  1. Fast-paced/task-oriented = Driver/Dominance – give them the bottom line, then the details.
  2. Fast-paced/people-oriented = Expressive/Influencer – show them how this is the latest and greatest.
  3. Slow-paced/people-oriented = Amiable/Steadiness – show them the benefits of the change and how it will affect the people.
  4. Slow-paced/task-oriented = Analytical/Conscientious – show them all the details and all the numbers.

Do you recognize one that describes you? None is totally wrong or right, in fact, you could say that each in its own way helps to move the change process forward.

Knowing your tendency can be very helpful in identifying what strengths you can build on and what improvements you can make to change yourself to become a better leader. And to be prepared to welcome the opportunities for change when they arise.

Be courageous — dare to lead,

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