Use change to become stronger


They say a diamond is just a piece of charcoal that learned to handle stress exceptionally well.

Inner Leadership is a book about how we too can learn to handle the stress of change and use it to become stronger.

The book shows us how to improve our skill at taking seven essential steps:

  1. Remain calm, centred, and grounded, even in a crisis, and connect more deeply with your priorities 
  2. Make clearer sense of the situation you find yourself in
  3. Find more options for moving forward
  4. Choose the one that is best for you
  5. Check it against your purpose and values to maintain direction over time
  6. Describe it in a way that inspires and enthuses you and others to do what needs to be done
  7. Maintain that inspiration and enthusiasm moving forward

Over the next 100 days, this blog will bring you key extracts from the book. There will be one post from Chapter 1, one from Chapter 2, 3, 4, and so on.

This won’t cover everything in the book but it will include many of the more than 30 tools it contains.

If you haven’t read the book this will give you a taster. If you have read it, this will act as a reminder — part of maintaining your practice and increasing your skill.

Once you have mastered all seven steps you will be antifragile. You will not only survive change, you will use change to become stronger.

And then you will be able to lead the people around you to do the same.

Do you want to become better at handling change? Do you want to use change to become more focused, more inspired, enthusiastic, and stronger? Do you want to teach the people around you to do the same?

Adapted from Inner Leadership: a framework and tools for building inspiration in times of change.

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You can buy the book here and the workbook here.

(And remember: you don’t learn to swim by reading about swimming, you also need to practice.)

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2 Replies to “Use change to become stronger”

  1. Hi Finn, I dont know how I got here but I did somehow. What a great discovery, I am an inspirational junkie and love to read inspring articles. Looking forward to your subsequent posts on the book. I have subscribed.

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