Session 2.3: Rahaf Harfoush #3
Embrace an evolutionary mindset.
Understand that change and disruption are constant. Rahaf says leaders should commit to being as adaptive and resilient as possible in the face of continuous change.
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9/21/2020 11:51:50 am
While I do think of myself as a fairly innovative person, I have to acknowledge that I do not do well with change. I am a routine oriented person, and I enjoy predictability in my life. I am married to a much freer spirit and often try to take lessons from her about how to be present and accept when things are different than what I expected or planned for. Despite craving predictability, I have always believed that disruption is opportunity in disguise. Shifting your perspective is essential to see those opportunities.
9/22/2020 09:14:44 pm
Nathan, as a person who also thrives on predictability and routine, I can attest that adapting to change is not always easy. Because I tend to have such a one track mind, I find it helpful to surround myself with friends and family who have contrasting opinions to provide fresh perspectives on certain issues.
9/23/2020 07:11:34 am
I love hearing positives that have come from the disruption of COVID-19. As we continue through this series, I hope we hear more examples like this from our peers!
9/22/2020 07:03:38 am
I feel like I adapt to change well. My job is different everyday, and if someone asked me what my daily tasks are, they would always be different and everchanging.
9/23/2020 07:16:02 am
At a job interview in college I asked what a normal day was like for some that were on the interviewing panel. Their response: "I've been here 13 years now, I'll let you know when I have a 'normal' day!"
9/23/2020 09:17:39 am
If you're like me, I accept/expect/assume/anticipate disruption will be with me at work as well as off the job. Rahaf is correct, we do live in an era of constant distraction and urgency. My parents taught me to work hard and you'll be successful. That's my mindset. New ideas and opportunities constantly present themselves but I'm moving forward so fast I don't stop to really see what's right in front of me. I agree: disruption always creates opportunity. Stop, look and listen. When you look at the trees, be sure to see the forest around them.
9/23/2020 10:16:56 am
I have been blessed that I have not had to deal with huge changes in my lifetime so far, but when I do face change, I deal with it addressing the positives of the situation, yet also addressing the problem, and finding ways to fix it. Opportunities can arise from positive disruption when we realize that there might be a better way to approach something than what we've been doing our whole lives.
9/23/2020 01:03:58 pm
I definitely am able to deal with the changes that happen in my life with an immense amount of planning. If a change is happening, I like to stop and plan out what I am going to do next. Yes, I am that person who loves to plan everything. Changes are very difficult for me because of this. I always try to be positive about changes on the outside, even if I am panicking on the inside. Some opportunities that can come from this could be that we find a new approach to something. For example, I could be finding a certain math lesson very difficult, but if I find a different way to do it, it could become extremely simple.
9/23/2020 03:47:37 pm
I am a creature of habit, however I handle change well. Both professionally and personally, professionally probably better. I expect constant change and disruption in my daily work. I come up with a plan of what I would like to accomplish, but understand that I will be pulled in many other directions as the day goes on.
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