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From the Ted Talk by Jim Hemerling: 5 ways to lead in an era of constant change

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First of all, let's acknowledge that change is hard. People naturally resist change, especially when it's imposed on them. But there are things that organizations do that make ______ even harder and more exhausting for people than it needs to be. First of all, leaders often wait too long to act. As a result, everything is _________ in crisis mode. Which, of course, tends to be exhausting. Or, given the urgency, what they'll do is they'll just _____ on the short-term results, but that doesn't give any hope for the future. Or they'll just take a superficial, one-off approach, hoping that they can return back to ________ as usual as soon as the crisis is over.

Solution

  1. happening
  2. business
  3. change
  4. focus

Original Text

First of all, let's acknowledge that change is hard. People naturally resist change, especially when it's imposed on them. But there are things that organizations do that make change even harder and more exhausting for people than it needs to be. First of all, leaders often wait too long to act. As a result, everything is happening in crisis mode. Which, of course, tends to be exhausting. Or, given the urgency, what they'll do is they'll just focus on the short-term results, but that doesn't give any hope for the future. Or they'll just take a superficial, one-off approach, hoping that they can return back to business as usual as soon as the crisis is over.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
putting people 7
emotional space 2

Important Words

  1. acknowledge
  2. act
  3. approach
  4. business
  5. change
  6. crisis
  7. exhausting
  8. focus
  9. future
  10. give
  11. happening
  12. hard
  13. harder
  14. hope
  15. hoping
  16. imposed
  17. leaders
  18. long
  19. mode
  20. naturally
  21. organizations
  22. people
  23. resist
  24. result
  25. results
  26. return
  27. superficial
  28. urgency
  29. usual
  30. wait