The Change Challenge

You can’t avoid change and you can’t manage it, especially when you consider that you are actually supposed to create it, which is much more fun! In this video series filmed at the SPA Leadersheep Forum in August, Jason Clarke explains how to spot the waves of change and gain confidence in leading discussions on change in your family, workplace, community or organisation.

Click the links below to watch the sessions and learn more about creating change or watch The Change Challenge playlist on YouTube.

The Change Challenge series

Part 1: Making things better by making things different

How do we redefine “change” to make it easier to innovate and improve?

Many people define change as what’s happening to them, which they don’t necessarily want to happen. Innovation on the other hand, is you driving the change. It’s about looking at ideas and wondering how they could be better.

Part 2: What is change and is it always for the better?

Are we moving forwards or backwards? Why it’s important to define metrics for change.

As the next generation of change agents, you will ultimately identify areas or processes that are lacking – and with enthusiasm you will propose a solution to make things better. Some people thrive on change, others will do and say all they can to resist it.

Part 3: How can we make great innovations happen?

Sometimes it’s the simplest of ideas that become the greatest innovations.

We are in a time of unprecedented change. Techniques which may have helped an industry be successful in the past could potentially be fatal to them in the future. We need to adapt and evolve – figure out what to let go of and what to pick up.

Part 4: Shepherding ideas

Supporting the development of great ideas

Jason asks the audience at the Leadersheep Forum to share their ideas about something that needs to be changed or innovated in the industry.

Part 5: Human beings and change

What is our own attitude to change?

Do people really hate change? If you consider what we see on television then probably not. People are change-hungry animals but they want to see positive change. People will experiment and if it benefits them then they will change, particularly if the right technology becomes available.

Part 6: Reasons for resisting change

How can we work with those who resist change?

Jason Clarke asks the audience what some of the responses they have heard to change before. I don’t see value in this. I’m not comfortable with this. Do these reasons for resisting change sound familiar?

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