Between the Covers: Stories from My Bookcase

Monday, January 24, 2011

Who Moved My Cheese?


I finally got my hands on a copy of the story, courtesy of my colleague Lords. I’d heard of this book from a class I attended a long time ago at NCO for Change Management, but I never got to read it until now. It was a pretty straight forward story, one that I have already heard before. It doesn’t offer much by way of surprises, but serves up kernels of wisdom.

Which character do I most identify with? I’m not sure yet. I’d like to think I have a bit of Sniff and Scurry, and a little more of Haw. I’ve gone through so many changes in the past five years, and I can say that my cheese has definitely been moved quite a number of times – both at work and in my personal life. I’ve found that a lot of times, changing my attitude towards a specific job or something that’s been introduced into my system, determines what the outcome will be. Sometimes, the right response may be to find another job, or end a relationship. At other times though, just a change in attitude towards the same job, or the same partners, is enough to effect a bigger and better change.

How do you respond to change?