Week 15

Dealing with Change
Being the Boss; Being the Employee

"Nothing endures but change." --Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC)

"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator." --Francis Bacon

Dealing with change can involve dealing with stress, leadership skills, problem-solving techniques, and directly dealing with change. It may also involve the double roll of being the boss one minute and being the employee the next.

Stress Management Techniques Read the first group of links, including Stress Management, Stress Diaries, Job Analysis, Performance Planning, Imagery, Physical Relaxation Techniques, Thinking on Your Feet, Rational Positive Thinking, Are You a Positive or Negative Thinker?, Anger Management, Burnout Self-Test, Building Self-Confidence, Locus of Control, and The Wheel of Life.

Leadership Skills Read the first groups of links, including Leadership Skills - Start Here!, Blake Mouton Managerial Grid, Leadership Motivation Test, Leadership Motivation Tools, Winning Expert Power, Leadership Styles, Emotional Intelligence, Mission Statements and Vision Statements, Team Effectiveness Assessment, Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Belbin's Team Roles, Successful Delegation, Task Allocation, The GROW Model, Mentoring, How Good Are Your Motivation Skills?, Herzberg's Motivators and Hygiene Factors, Adam's Equity Theory, and Avoiding Micromanagement. We have already covered Conflict Resolution.

Problem Solving Techniques Read the first group of links.

10 Tips for Dealing With Change In the Workplace

Dealing With Change and Change Management

Juggling the roles of boss and employee becomes much harder with change. Hopefully, the articles above have given you ideas on how to cope with the stress and plan for productive change.


Once you have completed all the readings for this week, please return to Canvas, click on the quiz link, and take the quiz. If you are not satisfied with your score, take the quiz over again. This can be done multiple times.

Once you have taken the quiz and achieved a grade with which you are satisfied, return to Canvas "Home" and click on the next week, which is the final. Click on the final link.

Colby Glass, MLIS