Image of Bridges' Transition Model, showing Endings, Neutral Zone, New Beginnings, with overlap between the three phases

Renaming The Neutral Zone

William Bridges’ model and his book label the phase between Endings and New Beginnings, ‘The Neutral Zone.’ ‘The Neutral Zone’ is such a clean and clinical term, midway between positive …

Yellow cover of Transitions by William Bridges, 1980 edition

Three Phases of Transition

William Bridges wrote Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes. It’s a slim book, only 159 pages. But it holds a perspective that has helped me navigate many transitions, over many …

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Navigating Transitions

I’m renaming this new series. Instead of ‘Managing Transitions,’ I want to call it ‘Navigating Transitions.’ ‘Navigating’ is a more accurate label for the behavior required. ‘Managing’ implies that the …

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