Why do we find it so hard to change mindset?

Have you ever wondered why we often find it so hard to change mindset? Consider the common phrase, 'You can't teach an old dog new tricks'… Now think about a recent example where you attempted to make a change in your behaviour at work, or at home, but inevitably fell back into old habits… Why … Continue reading Why do we find it so hard to change mindset?

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Inherent simplicity opens the door to our hidden beliefs.

"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.

Did you know you can measure resistance to change?

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?

Do you base your reputation on one or two key accomplishments and repeat them constantly?

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Do you believe that there is really not much you can do to change your situation?

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Do you ever feel as if your effort makes little difference?

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Do you find it difficult to relax around people?

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Do you reject invitations to participate in social activities, especially if what is suggested to you is unfamiliar to you?

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Overcoming 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.

The potential behind our resistance.

In an earlier post I discussed Efrat's cloud, a very simple way to describe why we resist change.  Efrat's cloud explains that in order for us to be happy we need satisfaction and security.  Our need for satisfaction creates a pressure on us to want to change while the need for security creates a pressure on … Continue reading The potential behind our resistance.

Our brains sometimes work against us.

As human beings, we have the capacity for curiosity as well as logic and reason but the way our brains sometimes work against us. Over time, we develop thinking and behaviours that don’t serve us as well as they used to. Sometimes that old thinking and behaviour causes us problems and reduces our ability to … Continue reading Our brains sometimes work against us.

Try adapting these seven organisational techniques to your personal path to excellence

A colleague recently sent me an article titled "Bad to great: The path to scaling up excellence" from McKinsey.com.  The subtile is "Before senior executives try to spread best practices, they should use seven techniques to clear out negative behaviour that stands in the way." The key message is: "Yet case studies and rigorous academic research show that if you … Continue reading Try adapting these seven organisational techniques to your personal path to excellence

What causes Passive or Aggressive Leadership behaviour?

Both passive and aggressive behaviour is defensive. All defensive behaviour originates from within our thinking. At the core of all defensiveness, whether it is physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual, is a thought, which often has grown into a belief that we must protect our selves from others, go it alone and be self-sufficient. In essence, … Continue reading What causes Passive or Aggressive Leadership behaviour?