Can You Confidently Navigate Change? with Dr. Lindsey Godwin


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Today we’re talking to Dr. Lindsey Godwin, who is a professor of management at the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Vermont, and the academic director of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry. A practitioner and possibility-iser, Lindsey has a passion for helping individuals and organizations leverage their potential through strength-based change and is a sought after international speaker, consultant, and facilitator whose work has been published in a variety of journals and books, and presented at conferences around the world.

In this week’s episode, we discover the three things workplaces are doing to successfully navigate change even in the midst of uncertainty and disruption.

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You’ll Learn:
  • [03:19] - Lindsey shares the most intriguing findings from a new study of 1,400 Australian workers on how they are navigating change during this very uncertain and unusual time.
  • [05:27] - Lindsey explains why despite the fact that it is often reported most workplace changes fail, so many participants in the current study reported that their teams and workplaces were thriving despite COVID and economic disruption.
  • [10:56] - Lindsey shares why the way we measure the success of change in most workplaces fails to capture the complex and iterative nature of changing human behavior.
  • [15:43] - Lindsey explains how leaders can help their people navigate change more successfully.
  • [20:25] - Lindsey explains when a tell-and-control change approach from leaders can be beneficial in workplaces.
  • [23:40] - Lindsey shares why our ability to have coaching conversations with others might positively impact the outcomes we’re able to achieve and our wellbeing.
  • [26:29] - Lindsey enters the lightning round.
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