Victim, Survivor or Navigator: Choosing a Pathway to Joy – 12/7/2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $125 (includes lunch)
Facilitators: Rick McKnight
Register online here or call 215-934-6206

In this seminar, participants will explore the Victim, Survivor, or Navigator model, created by Rick McKnight, which encapsulates the three most common responses to change and to life itself. Rick will introduce a competency model for the behaviors that make up the Navigator mode and participants will assess themselves against it.

The program will introduce a daily practice that cultivates joy and contentment, one that begins with mindfulness but goes far beyond focused breathing. In the course of the day, participants will reflect on the significant events in their lives, their joys and their sorrows, and will choose a path forward that serves their highest purpose.

Tolstoy observed that there are an infinite number of ways for families to be dysfunctional but that all functional families are very similar. So it is with approaches to the pursuit of fulfillment, purpose, and meaning. The expression of anger, distress, grasping, and agitation take many forms, but the behaviors that lead to joy look remarkably the same from person to person. Rick calls it the Navigator mode.

This concise, practical book is written for anyone whose workplace or career is in the throes of change. Written in simple language, it spells out a philosophy that is applicable in all aspects of one’s life. The essence is this: at work—or anywhere else—you can be a Victim, a Survivor, or what the author calls a Navigator. Dealing with workplace change as a Victim means some form of fight or flight. Being a Survivor is better, but tends to lead to burnout. It’s the stance and behaviors of the Navigator that enable one to make the best of change. The book is filled with many examples, worksheets, exercises, and an accompanying web site provides short essays, podcasts, and other resources.

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Rick McKnight, PhD
Rick supports organizations as they make accelerated strategic change. For 30 years, Rick has worked with clients providing a variety of services in support of strategy execution. Those services include executive coaching, leadership development, strategic visioning, top team alignment, and organization design. Rick speaks and publishes on the topics of strategy and implementation, leadership and organizational change. He is the author of Victim, Survivor or Navigator, Choosing a Response to Workplace Change.

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