Examining What Lies Ahead: Enduring Growth, Building Resilience, and Changing Perspective

This month’s contribution to PA Times online addresses the uncertainty that the new year is certain to bring and how to embrace the change. Now is the time to emphasize how we have emerged stronger and more resilient on the emotional, mental, physical and/or social levels. We should embrace the unusual growing pains of 2020, capture the failures and highlight how those failures have led to lessons learned. I submit that given the uncertainty of 2021, and what the “new normal” will entail, an opportunity to reflect on best practices will be very useful in the times ahead. I believe that if we (as leaders and managers) take the opportunity to make the most out of the forced change, then we can improve the systems and processes within our organizations that honestly need it.