The only constant is change. It’s an old adage that rings true, especially in today’s fast-paced world. Regardless of your industry, change is an essential part of organizational longevity now more than ever. Forces that make change a necessity can come from both internal and external sources, which can further complicate things. Your organizational change might be something as “simple” as implementing a new technology or as complex as redefining an entire product line. Whatever the change is, how it is managed can make or break an organization. At its core, change management is all about people and their capacity for change. What better reason than that very fact, for HR to be at the forefront of organizational change. But, what exactly is HR’s role in organizational change?
Mindfulness is all the rage these days. It seems like everywhere we turn there’s something about mindfulness in the news, online, in stores, etc. But what does it mean to be mindful and how does it apply to our conversations in both our personal and professional lives? Mindfulness, by definition, is simply bringing your full awareness to the present moment, and only the present moment. Mindful conversation then is to be fully present in a conversation. Your attention is 110% in the conversation.
“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” - Tony Robbins There’s no escaping the important role of good, clear communication in all aspects of our lives. Yet, despite its importance, communication is something with which most of us continually struggle. But as Tony Robbins points out, how we perceive the world is at the center of our communication.