You have accomplished a lot. What have you learned in the process?
“Transition”, according to William Bridges, “is a process by which people unplug from an old world and plug into a new world.”
You want to help others improve their performance in a way that really sticks over the long term? Create a safe environment in which people receive lots of positive reinforcement for the desired behaviors, little reinforcement of the negative kind, and feel valued for who they are and what they do.
How do you handle something that you can’t even close your fingers around?
From within any given system or narrative, it can be nearly impossible to look at things differently on your own.
At some point in the past, we were all beginners trying to figure out the basics.
How did full-fledged members of the “active for life” club get there?
The default working arrangements of today have crept up on us over many decades and are the result of a certain philosophy of business management.
Whether it be a debate or an argument, or a company, how you look at the world can’t help but shape how you feel, act and behave.
A team that learns is a team that grows. Very often, the best way to support this is to create the right conditions and then get out of the way.
Individual people—you, me, others—are not that great at making sound, evidence-based decisions. We also tend to be suspicious of decisions, made by others, that have the potential to affect us. But there are ways to foster better, more legitimate outcomes and it all starts with vigorous debate.
Throughout history, societies have often glorified pursuits and behaviors that can be expected to shave many years off your natural life expectancy.