Discover the right amount of tension to improve and grow.

As individuals strive for growth in their professional and personal lives, there is often a gap between where people are and where they want to be. While individuals are excited for growth and opportunities, this excitement can lead to anxiety and tension. These feelings can cause people to give up and ignore opportunities to grow, or instead for motivation to work through the personal discomfort to their achieve goals. In this episode, Janet discusses how to do this difficult improvement work by focusing on the 4 phases of individual change as we face creative tension.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • How can leaders manage their team members through the phases of individual change?
  • How can we turn emotional tension into creative tension?
  • What is the critical learning point for individuals?

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