Change can mean:
- The process of becoming different
- The act or process of changing
In this episode, we discuss the following topics:
- Examples of structural and cyclical changes
- Defining cyclical and structural change
- Why this distinction is important
- One you can undo, and re-do again and again, the other – if you missed the boat, it’s gone.
- In business, fortunes are made (and lost) on correctly (or incorrectly) predicting structural changes.
- All structural change leaves behind damage
- Russian revolution of 1917 – a structural change that was a step back (from the Adaptive Intelligences perspective)
- American Revolution of 1776 – a structural change that is a step forward
- Personal growth – will the change stick? From the perspective of the neurological levels – on the lower levels, change is often cyclical (behavior), but higher up (values, identity, spiritual) it is often structural and thus, permanent
- Calibrating what change it is
- Look for markers. In Business – where boundaries are dissolved or disrupted, it’s likely a structural change.
- Relationships – same event can be either cyclical or structural, depending on the particular context, and with experience, you usually know pretty well which one is which in a particular relationship
- Personal growth – first, by the neurological levels
- Dealing with change
- Business – missing the change vs. riding the change.
- Relationships – being responsible for your actions and knowing where to stop
- Personal growth – embrace the structural change, be aware and either stack up or eliminate cyclical change, depending on whether you like it not
- Initiating change
- how to choose the right type of change and how to do it in business, relationships, and personal growth
[techtags: Structural Change, Cyclical Change, Business, Relationships, Personal Growth]