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This famous observation is attributed to Winston Churchill, during the bleakest days of World War II. Churchill’s message, while simple, was profound.

Dramatic and sudden change inevitably uncovers fresh insights and may even point to opportunities for growth which were always present, yet not realised.

So, what can the current crisis created through Covid-19 and our responses to it, teach us?

Where on this continuum did/do you find yourself during the disruption caused by recent events, including the Covid-19 pandemic?

During a recent webinar I attended, the topic of discussion was on ‘Breaking Performance Barriers’. Host, Brent Colescott, reminded us; “The arrival of Covid-19 magnified issues which were always present – just as a heart attack is a stark reminder that we should have been leading a healthier lifestyle prior to its onset!”

This leads us to question, what elements of our personal and professional lives were highlighted as being inadequate to cope with such a sudden and dramatic change to our lifestyle and workflow?

What changes did we need to make to adjust to the new normal, and was the need for these changes always present – just ignored?

To conclude, let’s recall Charles Darwin’s observation that; “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”


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