Change Is Inevitable; Transformation Is a Choice

This post was shared by Marcia Feola, MCC, faculty in the Principles of Transformation program and the Executive Certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership in the Institute for Transformational Leadership.

In these disruptive and changing times, many of us feel the world shifting before our eyes and under our feet. As the challenges become more dramatic, we encounter our own vulnerabilities and fears.  We can let fear stand in our way, attempt to deny what is happening, become immobilized, fight with the changes, or we can transform ourselves and the organizations of which we are a part.

The journey can be both scary and exhilarating.  John F. Kennedy once observed that the word “crisis” in Chinese is composed of two characters—one representing danger, the other opportunity.


This time in history is an opportunity for transformation.  Transformation entails a letting go, a shedding of beliefs, habits, behaviors that no longer serve. This shedding, in turn, opens up space for creativity, innovation and freedom, making this an exciting time. It’s a time to reflect, to imagine a different future, to experiment with new ways.

We are all invited to engage in a transformational process. What do we need to shift, change or transform?  What are old habits, beliefs, or behaviors you wish to change? What do you want to see different in this world? How do you want to be different? What is your vision and how do you move towards it?

Are you interested in exploring the principles of human transformation at individual, group, and systemic levels? Click here to learn more about the  “Principles of Transformation” program in the Institute for Transformational Leadership.


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