In fact, there are three ways to handle change. The first is to react. This is typically done in a negative way. This is when you don't see change coming and you're taken aback. You're first reaction is to deny the change, try to thwart the change or even ignore the change.
The third is to leverage change. This is the most proactive and positive of the three. Here, you are fully engaged with what the change means and what it signals for the future. Leveraging change is about benefiting from the opportunity that change presents, whether it's a new area of business, a new market or a new idea.
Leverage also implies using the change today come up with an even bigger benefit tomorrow. Change becomes your friend, your ally. You see change as something to be embraced rather than avoided. This is when innovation is most likely. How about you? Are you leveraging change?