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

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