Check it off! Done! Good bye 2012. AND Hello 2013!
In the speed of our everyday activities, how often do you appreciate your life, work and all that is around you? I just returned from several weeks in Peru and realized how there is so much I take for granted which deserves to be appreciated. Like what…?
Did you set some 2012 goals? Have you made progress in the last 30 days on your goals? Yes – excellent keep it up. No – time to look at your mindset – is it supporting or limiting?
Does training get the expected results? How long does it last? Why is it that companies repeat the same kind of training year after year? Is it a belief that repetition will create awareness and then people will change their behaviors? And how is that working for everyone?
When your job is eliminated or you find out that the project you have spent the last 6 months on is being shelved, what is your reaction? And for how long? Do you regroup and move forward quickly or do you spin around with blame and fear?
Have you ever figured something out and made a clever comment that actually belittles someone or makes them feel bad? Sometimes we think from our perspective how smart we are while not realizing the impact our comment has on someone else. Which mindset is one that increases your success? Clever and smart (aleck)? Or, Kind and caring?
In your opinion, is there more impact on success from skillset or mindset? Can you be successful with a low skillset and a great mindset? Or a high skillset and a challenging mindset? What can guarantee success?
After reviewing a study by IBM Global Business Services that examined how organizations manage change and that identified the challenges, success factors and gaps to project success, I did the ‘happy dance.’ Through input from 1500 change practitioners of various industries and representing a global perspective, the authors formed a well rounded view of change initiatives.
So why did I do the ‘happy dance’? The research indicated that the most significant challenges when implementing change are people-oriented including changing mindsets and attitudes, aligning the corporate culture with change, and motivating employees. Our business for over 20 years has been about the soft side, the human side of success. And my passion for the last 15 years has been helping people change their mindset to support their skill set or external goals. Continue reading