Research has shown that resistance to change, especially digital transformational change is due to cognitive overload “black box syndrome” (not knowing why there is a change) and the power of inertia. In essence, these represent a fixed mindset. A Jedi knows there is “no try, only do.” A Jedi adopts a growth mindset, believes in the power of mindpower, and works hard to new levels of mastery.
Mindset author Carol Dweck’s research suggests that a growth mindset is essential to learning and development and a key to being agile in a VUCA world. Covid-19 has forced change on many of us, bringing many different challenges than classical planned change. A growth mindset can help us psychologically accept these challenges and overcome the fixed mindset to change...especially change brought about by new technologies. It can help reduce stress and anxiety brought about the changes many of us are facing and help us develop talents, skills, and abilities through hard work, good strategies, and learning from mistakes. We have also learned from neuroscience that people are looking for more certainty, more rules, more structure and less risk - this applies now more than ever in the time of Covid.
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Registration: Free to ACMP DC members; $10.00 for non members
Speakers: Alison French and James Stockmal
Alison French has been a trusted change management advisor to clients in the education, government, and private sectors for more than 20 years. During that time, she has developed a reputation as a powerful facilitator and trainer with a welcoming and entertaining presentation style.
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