June 2014

In This Issue
Change and Transition
Moving Beyond The Status Quo

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June's issue of Pathways to Success brings back two articles that focus on Change that were published in June of 2013. The first article is inspired by the graduation of both of my sons: one receiving his Master's degree, the other receiving his B.A. Through the pomp and circumstance of graduate robes and hoods, diplomas and dorm good-byes, June signals an end and a new beginning in the lives of many. The second article tackles the issue of Moving Beyond the Status Quo - another aspect of addressing change and transition in our lives.


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Steve Terusaki, President of SEIDO ConsultingSteve Terusaki
SEIDŌ Consulting
Change and Transition

Amid early summer breezes in amphitheaters, gymnasiums and stadia, the musical strands of Pomp and Circumstance herald a triumphant end and a new beginning for the many graduates from high schools and colleges around the country. June is that time of year when many are directly faced with change and transition in their lives.


Change can be tremendously exhilarating and it can also be tremendously frightening. For the young graduate, leaving the comfort of a well-accustomed routine can be a challenge.

Moving Beyond The Status Quo
There are tremendous risks in maintaining the status quo. Continuing to do so because "we have always done it that way" can lead to the organization failing to make the necessary moves to remain competitive. "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" can be a death wish. The operative phrase today should be, "How can we make it better?" Realizing a compelling vision means change: accepting new perspectives,abandoning old habits and implementing new techniques. Many times the necessary changes require doing things differently. Realizing the vision may involve outsourcing, merging, building strategic alliances, partnering, or acquiring other resources or organizations.

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