The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Featured Image

Brain Work for a Resilient Future

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, November 22, 2014

Consider these facts: All change—even self-selected change involves loss and therefore some pain. A carrot/stick approach rarely works in the long run. Gentle persuasion doesn’t engage someone. People don’t like to feel persuaded! Focused attention - over time - reshapes the patterns of the brain. Thus, for any change to “stick”, an action (and attention) needs to be concentrated and continual. The brain has, in fact, neuroplasticity. It can be re-shaped but only with focused attention over time. People’s expectations shape their reality. To reshape expectations, people need an event or an experience that provokes them to internally change their mental model. It’s an inside out approach. That’s why we talk about employees “owning” any kind of change initiative. The “insights” about change must come from them—not directed from above. 

Read More...


Subscribe to My Blog!


Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts


Categories



Archive


Tags

Breathe ecology resiliency Honoring Veterans Corporate Culture Branding Boston Marathon women in leadership John Blumberg Jewish Marriage Adam Grant Mother's Day Career Advice resilience Patriots Education goals Humanity Change Arlington Cemetary Girls creativity Adventure resilient leaders John Havlik Requisite Variety Trust customer service Feedback Office Celebrations Nursing Adaptability Connection Stress Writing conscience resilient organizations Road Trip love Conversation Sleeping Networking Disruption Time Management Spelling Bee LGBTQ Ownership Bill Treasurer Thanksgiving Politics Sales Sustainability Intentions Women Children Survive Engaged Workers John Mattone Building Resilience earthquakes Interview Sheryl Sandberg Environtment Divorce Art holidays Meetings Diversity Alzheimer's Reshaping the Brain Breath Superbowl Loss Mark Scharenbroich Tornadoes in Texas Back To School work life balance Communication stuck Vegan Napping employee retention angels Seder Eve Radical Resiliency Walk For Hunger Ecotourism employees Bullying Family Climate Change Burnout Employee Attitude Option B Twas The Night Before Christmas teams Energizing Learned Optimism coaching Words waiting Happiness Optimism Sexual Harassment Faith New Year resolutions Book Reviews Leadership Skills Positive Brain Repatterning gratitude Suddenly Single USAA Travel Your Resiliency GPS preresilience Talk Ain't Cheap Book Energizing Others Yoga Christmas Empathy Strangers Guns Vacation Hurricane Irma Listening U.S.A.A. Animals Speaking Soft Skills Human Interaction Henry VIII e-mail Disrupt servant leadership Depression Hurricane Harvey Fun Work Environment Idea Dogs Volunteer Siblings Emotional Intelligence Exercise Loneliness Charity Kindness Spirit Relationships Gifts From The Mountain Postive Work Environment Laughter Technology Memorial Day Energy Play Married WASP St. Patrick's Day Humor The Last Jedi civil discourse Leaders Open Doors Book cancer Multi-tasking Aging Voting Deloitte Persuasion Social Media More Fun at Work Content Generation Motivating Others