|We will balance our time between
reading or other creative activities and watching
all share in the excitement and joy of learning.
We will take time
to visit with one another and to show our love
and appreciation for each other and for our
to Parents by Hardees)
The only constant
in life is CHANGE. Change permeates everything we
are and do. People change, plans change.
Organizations change. Change is natural, it is
normal. Yet, the resistance to change is also
just as normal and natural a part of human nature
as the acceptance of change. The secret of growth
and advancement is learning how to deal with the
pressures of change.....turning positive actions
to our advantage, while blunting negative ones.
The capacity to be
alone is a valuable resource when changes are
necessary. In a culture in which interpersonal
relationships are considered to provide the
answer to every form of distress, it is sometimes
difficult to persuade well-meaning helpers that
solitude can be as therapeutic as emotional
support. (A. Storr, 1988)
Personal change is
the most powerful route to system change.
Individuals today can leverage change far more
effectively than most institutions. (Naisbitt and
Aberdene, 1990) We at Strategic Studies have been
fortunate to see change come in a variety of ways
to the schools and organizations we work with.
Our greatest challenge has been convincing
individuals that they do have power and
can initiate change, not only for themselves, but
for the institutions they serve.