That defining moment

"When a defining moment comes along, you either define the moment or it defines you"

-Kevin Costner

I have been somewhat absent recently and for a number of reasons. Days turned into weeks and before I knew it I was so tied up by the things of people that I completely lost sight of time and space. Let's just say that for the most part there have been many defining moments that have threatened to define me lately!

Recently (or maybe not so recently!) I blogged about the pending changes to our organisational structure where portfolio's were emerging and morphing and roles having opportunity at natural collaboration. I also blogged about change, and how scary and debilitating it can be leading to my thoughts around "changing change" and our opinions of it to make the process of change easier and more natural.

Well, the process of change has well and truly commenced and with it the exciting roll out of new and more practical allocation of responsibilities and accountabilities. I was worried! Would teams be ready? Would they believe my, what felt very much like feeble attempts at instilling confidence in the changes? Would it even work? All that self doubt came rushing back and for a minute (just one little minute!) I seriously considered high-tailing down the road. It passed relatively fast. This change will not be the boss of me!

Slowly but surely I can see small glimmers of energy, curiosity and dare I say, excitement popping up all over the place.

This is good! It feels natural. I think it's working!

I am a little (and very happily!) surprised at how teams are responding to these defining moments. There's definitely a buzz in the air. The creativity is tangible. The humming of activity palpable. Ideas, thoughts, suggestions are jumping at us.

This is good! It feels natural. I know it's working!

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