The Normalcy of Disruption

This past weekend I saw the movie, Don’t Worry Darling, a psychological thriller about a community that was quite “normal” according to a few folks who lived in it. Now, there has been a lot of buzz about this movie though most of it has been about the director, cast, and the “behind the scenes” action in the making of the movie. I enjoyed the movie because I like psychological thrillers and this one kept me engaged throughout.

The movie illustrates an important fact about community change: Disruption is normal. What do I mean by this? I mean that despite our best efforts to achieve and maintain a normal in our lives, whether as individuals, organizations, or communities, there will always be disruptions. Sometimes they are big but mostly they are small. Still, they have the ability to knock us out of our “normal zone,” right?

Sometimes we feel like we’ve failed if we have not avoided disruption altogether. What really matters is how we respond to the disruption…not how long we can avoid it.

The Tenacious Change Approach teaches mindsets and principles that help communities remain resilient when disruption occurs.

Remember, change is a disruption.

Even good change is a disruption and how a community responds will determine whether it changes forward or “snaps back” to an earlier time in an effort to recover the sameness of its routine.

And that brings us back to “Don’t Worry Darling” and the community and leaders of Victory which were confronted with change. The movie also illustrates how the repetition and routine of “normal” can mask reality. That’s not a spoiler but another blog.


You get:

  • 10 lessons, which include 10 streaming videos (20 min max length), each dedicated to a single Key Mindset and introduces and Essential Operating Principle and Core Task.
  • A 6-hour course that can be completed in a single day – like your own personal training event!
  • “Pause and Reflect” activities using the Getting Started with the Tenacious Change Approach Journal, a downloadable PDF which you can fill out online or print and complete by hand.
  • A private online learning community for connecting, networking, and sharing with others also working on community change.
  • Invitations to regular “Change Chats” with the developer, instructors, and guests.

Cost: Purchase lessons separately for $49 US each ($490 US total, if all purchased separately). For a limited time, to celebrate the opening of the course, you can buy the full course bundle of 10 lessons for $390 US, a $100 savings.


Tenacious Change Website Upgrade and Update

We’ve been doing some updating and upgrading of our website. If you haven’t been there for a while, check it out here. It isn’t finished yet, but we think you are going to like what we’ve been doing.

While you are there, check out our Consultation, Workshop, and Training page where you can learn about our core offerings and services. On the first page of that section, we offer some questions to help you think through what you need and how we can help. We also have an attractive PDF version of this section you can download, print, and share with others on your team or in your organization. 

Now, how can we help you make change happen for the greater good in your community or organization?


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