Overview:The idea that change is difficult is a myth. Change is ubiquitous, increasing in velocity and, with some notable exceptions, apparently impervious to resistance. While adaptation to change becomes increasingly difficult for all kinds of reasons, the fact of change is immutable. And yet, people in leadership roles who routinely act as agents of change—managers, activists, statesmen, salespeople, entrepreneurs, parents, to name a few---are finding it increasingly difficult to get attention, arrive at consensus and, most importantly, achieve results.
The answer is PainPowerFit, an organizing principle for determining whether and how to apply resources towards the achievement of change. Its three components are the three characteristics that exist in every instance of change. Pain is a critical problem or significant opportunity. Power is the wherewithal to solve the problem or to realize the opportunity. Fit is a suitable solution with a comparative advantage. When these factors exist, in fact, change is virtually unstoppable.
The PainPowerFit experience is a comprehensive perspective-shifting professional development program for leaders acting in the role of change agent. PPF is a language of performance, discovered and developed in the context of thousands of change opportunities. PainPowerFit focuses on two core competencies-- sensemaking and storytelling-- that dramatically improve the effectiveness and efficiency of change agents in every environment. Highly effective performers in every field use these skills in a dynamic, iterative process to achieve their objectives.