Progress Through The Baby Step Pivot

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Progress Through The Baby Step Pivot

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Confidence is a characteristic that many people have interest in growing. In simple terms, confidence is built through collective small wins. Change is often managed in the same way, a sort of, baby step pivot.

The baby step pivot surrounds us.

Change Happens

The typewriter was a cutting edge device. It emerged, grew, and became a part of business life.

Then the personal computer arrived.

We had big floppy drives, small floppy drives, big hard drives with small storage and then small hard drives with big storage. Suddenly, there is the Cloud.

There was monochrome amber or monochrome green. Color emerged, bulky and big. Then flat panels, first one screen, and then two.

The Theme

In hindsight, there is one prevailing theme. The sooner you got involved the smaller the learning curve.

Along the way, perhaps all of these changes met opposition. They had to migrate through the resistance. Challengers tried to stop progress, scoffed, and argued.

Some people quit jobs, blamed the younger generation, and stayed insistently stuck with the old way.

It represents the way it is, until things change.

Baby Step Pivot

All of the changes happen in a moment. The moment you or the organization you work for decide to make the pivot.

Real change happens through successive tiny pivots.

It is seldom we evaluate the cost of holding out or holding on. There is a price.

First steps are almost always small, awkward, and unbalanced.

The longer you wait the further you get left behind.

Don’t waste any time. The price is too high.


Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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