At a recent workshop with Dr Lisa Lahey from Harvard University, she mentioned to me I might be interested in researching work done by Professor Carol Dweck from Stanford University.
This came about as I explored my own immunity to change and some of the challenges I had experienced/felt during the process of learning how to be a facilitator of the Immunity to change process.
This allowed me to discover what a “Fixed Mindset” is versus a “Growth Mindset”. So through the power of Dr Google I discovered this fascinating video that has Professor Dweck talking about how in our society striving for self-perfection is considered a high virtue. What Professor Dweck discovered in her research that wanting to be perfect stops people reaching their potential.
So the key lesson for me is it is not about being perfect or the best but about developing strategies and a mindset that seeks out challenges, looks for things that are hard to do to allow me to grow and become better. I may not be the best, but by challenging myself I will be better then I was before. The video goes for 40 minutes and Professor Dweck manages to deliver it in a very unique way that for me at least leaves me wanting to learn even more…enjoy.
The process of becoming familiar with double loop learning is that you do not gain new information in a sense of new knowledge, but you learn to expand on how and why you think they the way you do. Double loop learning allows me/you to ask why. By learning to reflect on our assumptions (mental…
Sohail Inayatullah gives a TEDXNoosa talk on how to use CLA – Causal Layered Analysis. What is your story for the future and are you still living in a used future and finding it difficult to create transformational change. Sohail explains if we are striving for long term change we need to understand the metaphors/assumptions that we hold that is stopping us from achieving our desired futures. The CLA process provides a nice tool that allows us to discover what might be holding us back but at the same time providing a pathway to move forward with.
At a recent client meeting the topic of measuring productivity came up. This reminded me of a paper that I had read from a journal called “Integral Leadership Review”. When I reflect on how I lead people or should I say managed people, I cannot help but cringe in the sense that my style may…