The word “Change” mean different interpretation to different people. Change can either be positive or negative.

Change is not a new phenomenon. It has been part of our lives and our organization for a long time. Change is natural and this is buttressed by the elementary saying “The only constant thing in life is change”.

What is Change itself?

There is no universal acceptable definition for the concept called Change.

According to Oxford Dictionary of Current English define, Change.n 1 (a) making or becoming different, (b) alteration or modification.

We now live in a world of change- at the individual, social, corporate, national, regional, and global level.

We are truly in seasons of change!

It will take an informed global minded, spiritually sensitive, skilled, educated, purpose-inspired people to effectively make a difference in our generation and set a standard for the generations to come.

The 21st Century can be referred as the century of change, which occurs rapidly in the area of Globalization, Information, Communication, Mobilization, Cultural Diversification, Mergers and Networking, Longevity of Life, Technology, Social and Political Transition, and Rapid Transformation.

Across the globe, Leaders are sensing an urgency to integrate their nations into these changes. Old Leadership styles lost their effectiveness and must yield to the new equation of 21st century Leadership.

Dr Myles Munroe, In the Principles and Benefits of Change: Fulfilling your Purpose in Unsettled times writes extensively on the phenemenon called “Change”.

Change is one of the most important factors in life, whether that changes is imposed on us or we’ve created the change ourselves and are eagerly anticipating its possibilities.

Yet, most people don’t manage effectively and positively, some believe that change just “happen” and they don’t think seriously about the effects change is having on them.

Many also neglect to initiate positive changes that would make a significant difference in their lives and the lives of others. And the majority of us end up, in some ways, the victims of unwanted change.

There are four types of change and they are…

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Akeem Gbadamosi, M.Sc Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.