The Leadership Gamble

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The Leadership Gamble

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Most people will quickly agree that figuratively speaking everything in the world around us is changing. Big winners in this category include people (generational differences), our economy, and technology. What sometimes becomes harder to understand is that while so many people agree with the concept of big change happening all around them, they feel the most pressure from a feeling of being forced to change.

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The psychology of change, or change resistance, has been thoroughly studied and we know that factors such as comfort, fear, and risk management have a great deal to do with why it sometimes becomes natural to resist change. It may make our future feel like a gamble, and while some are drawn to gambling, others strongly oppose.

If you’re charged with leading in your workplace it is important to keep in mind that while change may sometimes feel like a gamble, in a world of constant change the biggest gamble, with the biggest risk, may be staying the same.

My advice, don’t risk it, don’t gamble, your safest bet might be making changes.


Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker, and coach that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is the author of the newly released book, Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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