October 9, 2012
"How can we best prepare for change? My advice based on the experience that I have accumulated over the years: decide what isn’t going to change, especially in three key domains: principles, purpose and people."

The Paradox of Preparing for Change is a lovely, personal piece by Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation co-chairman, John Hagel, who goes on to outline the three questions we all need to ask ourselves as change roils around us:

  1. What principles or values will I hold constant? 
  2. What purpose or direction will I hold constant? (or why am I here and where do I want to contribute?)
  3. Who are the people that I’m going to take on the journey and who I am going to stay with, no matter what?
Smart reminders that we should all hold dear.
(Story via Umair Haque.)