Proactive Thinking is the ability to maintain a conscious awareness of events and situations around you, and be ready to take action when you see change on the horizon. It asks the question: "To what extent do you regularly reflect upon what might happen in the future, and make small adjustments now to be as well prepared as possible?"
|Organization for Change|
Organization for Change is the extent to which you take coordinated action to organize yourself and others to tackle small or large-scale change when it arrives. It asks the question: "How effectively do you build a well-structured and comprehensive plan to ensure that you are ready to respond to change positively?"
Involving Others concerns the success of your efforts to talk and consult with others, to both gain and impart useful information. It asks the question: "How well do you network with people to understand or learn about their feelings, and give and solicit ideas about handling change?"
|Visualizing the Future|
Visualizing the Future is the extent to which you spend time thinking about the medium and long-term future in order to identify a positive and compelling vision of what could be. It asks the question: "How well do you anticipate and find ways to describe what may happen in the long term to many people creatively or inspirationally?"
Communicating Clearly concerns your efforts to describe change in simple language, and in understandable and appealing ways for every individual and change-stakeholder group. It asks the question: "How plainly do you make yourself understood in talking about change at every level?"
|Breaking from the Past|
Breaking from the Past concerns the extent to which you can successfully ease yourself and others away from the familiarity of past approaches and toward the benefits of the "new order". It asks the question: "How effectively do you draw a firm line beween the past and future in order to make a visible transition for others to see?"
|Consolidating New Learning|
Consolidating New Learning concerns the extent to which you actively engage in personal learning and offer to coach others in handling change by "taking the plunge" in a safe environment. It asks the question: "How well do you create an environment in which people feel comfortable to take on or learn new skills and behaviors without fear or trepidation?"