November 16, 2016, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day...Agile -

November 16, 2016, TGIW: Unhumping Hump Day…Agile

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Nov 16

“If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies.” –Wendy Mass

Things are going to change.

We can’t stay fixed on people, places or organizations resembling what they did yesterday. For sure, we don’t want to fixate on ourselves resembling yesterday.

What makes change tolerable, and even fun, is being agile.

It’s not only a word used to describe someone nimble and quick — like Jack jumping over the candlestick — but a process utilized in software development which focuses on short phases of work and frequent reassessment and adaptation of plans.

Giving up the expectation that anyone or anything will stay the same or that, in adapting, we’ll “get it right the first time” allows us the patience to stay on the playing field…with an emphasis on “play”.

Try a new approach? Conduct an experiment? Design a new context within which to hold it all?

Where can you bring playful adaptation to changing plans, people and places today?

Got agile?

“Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react and reinvent.” –Bill Gates

About the Author

DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.