So, what have YOU transformed?


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At a recent networking event, a colleague of mine challenged me with a question that seems very appropriate to share at this time of year. “So tell me, what you have transformed?” Truthfully, it is a great question that makes one stop and think for a minute.

As we head into 2011, the employment headlines, American automobile sales results, and just about every other alert I get is telling me that 2011 is already going to be a better year than 2010. But let’s not leave anything up to chance.

If 2011 is going to be better than 2010, it will be because of what we do to make it that way. For those of us who are engaged in change management endeavors, business transformation activities, or just making things better in the future than they are in the past, ask yourself “What have you transformed?” And might I suggest that you be critical of yourself in the past and aim high in 2011.

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2 thoughts on “So, what have YOU transformed?

  1. Joe- great question they asked and yes, it does make you think. I would follow-up or add an additional question which is also to ask someone “how have you transformed?”
    Often in order to cause some sort of change or transformed, there must be some sort of change/transformation/alteration internally for us as leaders. One thought I just had, you could ask someone that first question your colleague asked, then say “and how did you transform yourself to make that happen?”

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