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Wheel of Wellness
December 2012

Economic Times

Ponderable Quotes

“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy

Take the Change Challenge

 When you manage change effectively, you can move your organization into the new "business as usual" state swiftly, and you'll find that other people are quick to accept change. This means that your team and organization experiences minimum disruption, and projects succeed, rather than stall and fail.
 

CLICK to take the quiz: How Good Are Your Change Management Skills?

Watch, Listen and Learn How to Manage Change

Six Cornerstone Stress Management Techniques

Watch, listen, and identify the roles between the change imposer and the change imposed; explore strategies on how to move yourself and others through change; understand reasons for change adversity; and learn how to take a proactive approach in making change easier on yourself and others.

CLICK to watch this 16 minute webinar, “Change Happens: Helping Yourself and Others through Change”

Mind Mapping your way through Change

CLICK to learn the benefits of mind mapping and make your own!

Change is Good...You Go First

Authors Mac Anderson and Tom Feltenstein explain that either we manage change or it manages us. However, in the long run, sameness is the fast track to mediocrity. And mediocre companies won't survive. Change is Good…You Go First offers leaders 21 ways to inspire change at their organizations, from focusing on strengths and removing barriers to inspiring personal accountability and measuring results. Inspire, motivate, and encourage your team to get out of their comfort zones and embrace change.

CLICK to watch “Change is Good…You Go First”

  • Journaling
  • Saying “no”
  • Maintaining hydration
  • Eating a healthy diet

Topic: Change Readiness for Leaders

Objectives: 

  • Assess skills required of successful change agents before you expect others to embrace change. 
  • Identify situations where you can better model the behaviors needed to move others through change.
  • Discuss what you need for others to sustain the changed behaviors. 

CLICK to read “Change is Good…You Go First”

Tips and Tools for Change

CLICK to learn how to plan, communicate, implement and master the components of change:

  • Sponsorship
  • Involvement
  • Impact
  • Communication
  • Readiness

Life's transitions are ultimately positive, even if they don't always feel it.  Become a “Change Optimist” and learn how to navigate them gracefully.

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to read: 10 Ways to Handle Change

SEAP Article- Taking Charge of Change

Change is a common part of life, but even positive change can cause stress. "Taking Charge of Change " provides information on stages of change and how to cope with the accompanying stress.

SEAP is free and available to you and your family 24/7 to help you deal with emotional or family concerns, alcohol or drug abuse, depression and other behavioral health matters, or financial and legal issues. Call 800.692.7459 (TDD 800.842.4306).

You can also learn more about many behavioral health topics by visiting the United Behavioral Health Web site and using “Pennsylvania” as your access code.