Life Styles Inventory™ Research and development by Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D. and J. Clayton Lafferty, Ph.D. The Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI) is an organisational tool that uses both self-assessment and colleague feedback to identify individual thinking and behavioural styles. By providing insights into strengths and areas for development, it empowers people to embark on their own journeys to … Continue reading The Life Styles Inventory™ helps individuals to develop Constructive thinking and behavioural styles that are proven to be related to job performance, quality of interpersonal relationships, and problem-solving effectiveness.
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.
Time poor? Try this instead of brainstorming.
Are you busy or time poor but need to make a decision? Stuck for a way through a problem? Overwhelmed by the complexity of a situation you need to deal with? You know the value of creating space in your diary to think. You also know that thinking time can be difficult to get. So, … Continue reading Time poor? Try this instead of brainstorming.
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.
You don’t have to explore your past to have a breakthrough.
Most people understand that our current thinking and behaviour is caused by our experiences in the past. If an experience worked for us, then our brain stores the thinking and behaviour for later use and creates a neural shortcut. If it didn't work, then the thought is more likely to degrade. There is a little … Continue reading You don’t have to explore your past to have a breakthrough.
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.
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?