Here in Australia, it’s that time of year when it starts to get darker earlier.

That means I have to walk my trusty golden retriever earlier in the evening or poor Dusty misses out.

We’re also in a time when most of us are working remotely.

So as a manager, I have to find different ways to connect, lead and motivate, or we’ll start going backwards as a team.

My three kids are now all teenagers.

I can’t parent them the same as when they were younger and I have to expect that they will respond very differently than they used to.

Things change.

Sometimes rapidly.

Sometimes seasonally.

Sometimes forever.

If we don’t adapt with it, we’ll just end up walking in the dark.

And that’s no fun for anyone.