Dan Pink’s new show Crowd Control
(on National Geographic) evaluates through some very interesting and interactive exercises…with willing human participants…what drives our behaviors and what it takes to change them.
Occasionally, we need to change (or develop or grow or modify – whatever word works for you) our behaviors, yes? Maybe to get along better (or more effectively) with our kids, partner, co-workers? Maybe to get and stay organized? Maybe to tackle a personal goal, quit a habit? Yes?
Dan summarizes it for us (but read the short article
for more great insight), especially as we lead teams and individuals who may need or require some help with a difficult behavior:
- First, get their attention
- Telling people what to do doesn’t work, showing them does
- Make them feel something
- When nothing else works, distract
- Tell them why
The New Year is coming…great time for tackling “difficultness”…practice on you!