| Overview: Change cycles, or life cycles, are the fundamental way things work. They describe how everything in life has a birth, periods of growth and peaking, and periods of decline and death. Such cycles include natural events such as the passing of the year, products, team growth and disbandment, and organisation rise and fall. If we do not manage them, these cycles can only lead to our demise. But if we work with them wisely, especially in times of change, we can manage them to survive and grow.