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

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