For the past week it has been impossible to turn on the television, to pick up a newspaper, or to visit social media without encountering another response to the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. There are many voices raised in protest. And there are many analyses as to how this happened. What I have not seen is an analysis that looks at the election and its outcome through the lens of change, so that is what I am offering here. How is what we know about the psychology of change reflected in the election? What lessons does that teach–or re-teach–us?
Lesson 1: All Change is Personal
Donald Trump’s election is expected to result in societal change across the country, and perhaps around the world. [Read more…]