This article explains the challenge of growing with inherent dignity and what you can do about it. Let’s explore... "I think, therefore I am" This statement by René Descartes became a fundamental element of Western philosophy and is at the heart of the western analytical approach to life. It is self-focused. "I am, because of the others" This statement … Continue reading How to grow with inherent dignity
Who, or what should be blamed for poor performance? Should we blame the system or the people? The first problem here is blame. Nothing good ever came from blaming. Let's think logically about the problem. It seems to me that we should focus on supporting people (not blaming them) so that they can improve the … Continue reading Should we blame the system or the people?
"And your last observation highlights why Inherent Simplicity is so helpful. Inherent Simplicity recognizes that as we dive down, causes converge. Convergence means that each meaningful cause is responsible not for just one effect, but for more than one. Believing in Inherent Simplicity assures us that for any meaningful cause there are at least two … Continue reading Inherent simplicity opens the door to our hidden beliefs.
The reason most people want change is to get more satisfaction. The reason most people don't want to change is to maintain their security. When people feel pressure to change and they feel pressure not to change they resist change. That is not good for people who want to grow (and that is everyone!) There … Continue reading Did you know you can measure resistance to change?
In order to experience happiness we need satisfaction. In order to get satisfaction we want to change. But, In order to experience happiness we need security. In order to have security we don’t want to change. When we feel pressure to change and we feel pressure not to change we resist change and end up … Continue reading Overcoming resistance to change.
In a previous post I described Efrat's Cloud, a very effective way to explain why we resist change. Human thinking and behaviour is very complex. In order to make something complex easier to understand a picture can paint a thousand words. While Efrat's cloud is a picture that describes the dynamics of our thinking and … Continue reading How we resist change.
"There is a cloud that, in a way, haunts me, or at least I keep finding it everywhere that I look, and that is Efrat’s Cloud." - Dr. Kelvyn Youngman. In 1995 Efrat Goldratt was a Ph.D. student in Israel. She is the daughter of Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt who conceived the Theory of Constraints Thinking … Continue reading Why do we resist change?
I was once given a piece of sage advice. I can't remember where it came from or from whom. It went something like this …. "If your lawnmower breaks down and you don't know how to fix it just keep looking at it until you see the solution. You will be amazed at what you … Continue reading What do lawnmowers and clouds have to do with solving problems?