“In Balfour, where he landed early in the morning, he almost lost courage when he found out that nobody understood him. But at the hardware store a man- the same who had made him a present of the cap he was wearing-had made signs to him as if pitching sheaves, meanwhile talking to him, tentatively, in short monosyllables, apparently asking questions./ he thought that now he looked exactly like a Canadian.” (Frederick Philip Grove 21-22).
Many people immigrate to other countries because they want a better life and future. However, it's often not an easy transition. Immigrants have to deal with problems such as the language barrier, discrimination, and alienation. In the story” The First Day of an Immigrant”, by Frederick Philip Grove, one of the characters named Niels Lindstedt, is an immigrant of Canada and faced similar problems when he moved. However, he was successful in overcoming the challenges of immigration because of his courage. This story demonstrates that immigrants cannot be afraid to work hard, make changes to fit in, and to seek help from others in order to be accepted into the society.
When an immigrant arrives into a new place, one of the most difficult things is to find work. In order to look for a job, one has to be able to communicate with others. But as an immigrant, without knowledge of the local dialect, finding employers is rendered impossible. When Niels Lindstedt landed in Balfour, Manitoba, he only knew how to speak his native Swedish language. He almost lost courage as he was unable to talk to, or comprehend with others. But that didn't stop him from finding work. Niels Lindstedt began working on his own initiative when he saw the two men frantically lifting some load of bushel. He immediately set out to help them even though it was not his job. This sudden cause of action both confused and impressed Jim, the Scotsman. Jim was so impressed in fact that he relayed the presence of Niels to...
...except change," said philosopher Heraclitus. Others have called change or variety as 'the spice of life'. So, changes (shuffle or reshuffle) in the government from time to time should come as no surprise to anyone, though changes in the political arena are often viewed with suspicion.
Change is in the very nature of being. Every new day is different from the previous day. Body metabolism is one such process as also growth of trees and revolving of planets. Tides come and go. Sometimes a whole river changes its course as was the case with the Saraswati.
The great insight of the enlightened, Gautam the Buddha, was the everything that is, will change and the changed will change further. Hence, one must neither get attached to joy (happiness) because that will pass away; nor get depressed with sorrow (suffering) because that too will pass away. Nothing is really permanent in this world.
Changes can be categorized under two main types. Changes that take place in nature we have little or no control over. We cannot, for instance, switch the time of tides, which anyway, wait for no one. The other kind of change is the one we witness either in political, social or other fields including the area of personal life. These are changes over which one can exercise some degree of control, changes...
...1930s. If Canadians and business owners were less optimistic about the future during the 1920s they would have been affected less by the depression of the
1930s. If Canada had been less reliant on the sale of exports and natural resources in the
1920s they would have been devastated less by the Great Depression. If Canadians had changed their lifestyles by buying fewer items on credit and bought less shares of a company by buying on margin in the 1920s they would have been devastated less by the Great Depression. Although the 1920s of Canada were considered the “Roaring
Twenties”, the lifestyles of Canadians and the Canadian economic underpinnings of this period were the underlying causes of the Great Depression. It may be too late to change the past but by using the 1920s as an example we can avoid a depression in the future.
1. Bolton, Mark. Canada’s Great Depression. Ottawa
Purish Publishing Ltd., 2007.
2. Durangobill.com. Durango Bill’s Graphs of the 1929 Stock Market Crash 15 October 2006
3. FundamentalFinance.com. The Stock Market Crash of 1929. 5 June 2007
4. Gold Trivia. Black Tuesday October 29th, 1929 Revisited? 3 July 2007
5. Stein, R. Conrad. The Roaring Twenties - Cornerstones of Freedom. Chicago
Children's Press, 1994.
6. The 1920s Economy: A Statistical Portrait. Industry, Agriculture, Advertising
21 January 2007...
...It was once said “Courage is measured by an individual’s willingness to continue
fighting, even when the likelihood of victory is small.” In other words, even though
people know the outcome of what their doing might not be what they want people still try
their hardest. Two pieces of literature that prove this statement true are Night by Elie
Wiesel and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
First of all, in Night Elie Wiesel was a young boy forced to work because of his
religion. Elie Wiesel uses the literary device, setting to describe how hard things were
during the Holocaust. He describes each camp that he was sent to clear enough that the
reader could get a clear image in your head of what those places must have looked like
and how hard it must have been to work there. For example, he was forced to sleep in
small disease infested houses with an abundance of people; they barely had clothes on, had
one blanket for each person and some people did not have shoes. Each concentration
camp they went to was a whole different world and had to work with little strength during
the worst conditions. For example, all the prisoners were forced to run miles and miles to
the Buchenwald camp while there was snow on the ground. Furthermore, characterization
is also used throughout the story to describe Elie and how he survived the way did during
horrible times. For instance, Elie knew and saw people die in...
1.The ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous.
The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger or fear with self-possession, confidence, and resolution bravery.
4. The power or quality of dealing with or facing danger, fear, pain, etc
Examples of COURAGE
1. She has the courage to support unpopular causes.
2. It takes courage to stand up for your rights.
"No one can answer for his courage when he has never been in danger" [Duc de la Rochefoucauld Maxims]
"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage" [Seneca Letters to Lucilius]
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point" [C.S. Lewis]
"Screw your courage to the sticking place" [William Shakespeare Macbeth]
Courage is a highly acclaimed trait in a person. It is raised up in war and times of struggle, but sometimes the intentions behind these courageous actions are overlooked. The value of courage lies not in the act itself, but in the motivations and values behind it. Simple being brave does not constitute courage.
If an act is performed that has no thought behind, it loses its value. In the words of orator and lawyer Robert Green Ingersoll, "Courage without conscience (a person's moral sense of right and wrong,...
...Courage is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement.
In some traditions, fortitude holds approximately the same meaning as courage. In the Western tradition, notable thoughts on courage have come from philosophers such as Aristotle, Aquinas and Kierkegaard; in the Eastern tradition, some thoughts on courage were offered by the Tao Te Ching. More recently, courage has been explored by the discipline of psychology.
There is a tradition moving back to Ancient Greek philosophy for counting courage or fortitude as one of the four cardinal virtues, along with prudence, justice, and temperance. ("Cardinal" in this sense means "pivotal"; it is one of the four cardinal virtues because to possess any virtue, a person must be able to sustain it in the face of difficulty.)
As a desirable quality, courage is discussed broadly in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, where its vice of shortage is cowardice and its vice of excess is recklessness.
In the Roman Empire, courage formed part of the universal virtue of virtus....
...Running head: Technology Change, Managing Change and Resistance to Change
Technology Change, Managing Change and Resistance to Change
Managing Organizational Change – GM597
Keller Graduate School of Management
Table of Content
I. Executive Summary
II. Literature Review
III. Change Model
This paper will touch on the topic of technology change and how it affects organization change. This in turn will touch on managing organizational change to ensue the technology is incorporated correctly. We will also discuss resistance to change and how to eliminate resistance and get employees buy in and commitment to change.
Technology processes and programs change very rapidly. It is important for a management to be able to recognize the need for the change and any obstacles that may appear with it. This change could hurt the organization if not implemented properly, by implementing the change too quickly, or met by too much resistance from employees.
Change can exist in both the external and internal environments. To be successful in active environments, organizations must be...
Stories of Change
HRM 560 Managing Organizational Change
Juritsa F. Ford
Stories of ChangeChange in any place scares the people. In any organization, people assume that change means they will be out of jobs. There is natural resistance against the new management in the workplace, which becomes a hassle for both of the parties involved. The business environment is dynamic with changes occurring at rapid paces and new developments within short span of time. A successful organization is one that adapts to its environment in order to compete with the other players in the field.
The current paper aims to discuss the same issues as explained above and provide examples of the companies that made it through the tough times, and are now regarded as either a success story or a failure in the corporate world. We will also discuss about the errors that were made which led to the downfall as well as provide a solution for the cases to understand where they went wrong so that in future, they would avoid that path.
Kotter’s Model for Change and The Errors
John Kotter is a famous change expert, who presented his 8 steps for making changes in the organization. This was based on observations as to why the companies fail to deliver as promised. In order to succeed, the tough decisions need to be...
Strategies for Organizational Change
Dr. Kenyetta McCurty:
Change Leader Review:
Submitted by: K.T., 0037:
CHANGE LEADER REVIEW
In the world of change whether on a personal or organizational level, it must be facilitated by a leader of some sort or type. In his book, “Change Leader: Learning What Matters Most”, Michael Fullan goes into depth about how important and significant to organizational change a leader’s role is if the change is going to be significant enough to change the organization’s culture permanently.
In his book, Fullan theorizes that there exists seven core practices for today’s leaders that effect change on an organizational level. These core practices, he says, are essential for effectively leading the organization through a change in culture seamlessly and with the least amount of friction and disorganization. Those seven core principles are as follows: Practice Drives Theory, Be Resolute, Motivate the Masses, Collaborate to Compete, Learn Confidently, Know Your Impact and Sustain Simplexity.
In the core principle for practice drives theory, Fullan states adamantly states that doing is the crucible of change. In other words, by actively taking part in the theorized change, the chances of the aforementioned change becoming a reality increases...