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Chapter SixChange Moves Me

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

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Stage 6: Experiencing Integration

To come this far, to assimilate a change, means you’ve demonstrated adaptability. But just as we might locate wisdom a notch above understanding, so there’s a resourceful orientation that occupies a spot above adaptability: flexibility. What doesn’t bend will break, it’s been said. Flexibility is vital both for individuals experiencing change and of course for the company as a whole. It’s more than durability. It means ever-present open-mindedness—an openness to learning, receiving, and giving. To understand ...

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