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Developing Change Readiness Skills

This course takes the guesswork out from change readiness. It gives you everything from identifying your individual reasons for change, the framework to develop change readiness, and how to apply it in a team setting.
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Rating
(10)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 31, 2020
Duration
1h 15m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 31, 2020
Duration
1h 15m
Description

In a world where change is the norm, change readiness skills are not just useful, but mandatory if you are to stay relevant. In this course, Developing Change Readiness Skills, you’ll learn how to safeguard your career from risk. First, you'll explore a more tailored approach that helps you identify your own reasons for change, thus making it easier to stay driven and focused. Then, you'll discover a framework that covers both the mindset and the practical/actionable side of things. Finally, you'll learn how to address the team dynamics aspect of change readiness. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills, knowledge, and the actionable steps needed to make change the norm in your career and not just survive, but thrive in dynamic work environments.

About the author
About the author

Doru founded and runs a marketing agency with global clients in a wide range of industries. His focus is on campaigns that convert and get new business through the door, not feel good campaigns. In terms of approach he believes in authentic and blunt advertising without the presence of small print.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, everyone. My name is Doru Catana, and welcome to my course, Developing Change Readiness Skills. After doing marketing and consulting for close to 15 years now, I can vouch for the fact that there is no skill more important, more vital, than your ability to change and adapt to new circumstances. The main purpose of this course is to instill in you the mindset and philosophy that will allow you to deal with any unforeseen problems and challenges, to give you the tools and resources to take advantage of new opportunities and do so with a minimum of resistance, be it internal or external. And here's how we're going to tackle this. We'll first identify your own unique why, your motives to adopt change and also help you better define it. After we get this out of the way, we'll look at dealing with adversity and change resistance, meeting head‑on the main challenge in your pursuit of change readiness. Afterwards, we don't waste any time and jump right to the actual framework to develop your change readiness skills. And instead of addressing them individually, we look at things in what I consider a far more effective approach. The main objective is for you to take action, and that happens at the intersection of three things: your desire, your want to do it; your knowledge, your what to do; and your skill, your how to do it. We cover all of them in detail, with a strong focus on your own unique scenario. So be prepared for quite a few exercises, where you'll have to think things through in order to get the most value out of the course. And then we also address the team dynamic of change readiness because, let's face it, you won't be doing this alone. Solid and healthy communication and collaboration are paramount. And my personal promise to you is that by the end of this course, you'll have a clear and actionable framework that will allow you to not only effectively react to problems and challenges, but also become a driving force of change in your organization, in your industry, and in your own life. I hope you'll join me on this journey of developing your change readiness skills here on Pluralsight.