In his book “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life“, the great music educator Wynton Marsalis explains how swinging can alter how we experience change.
The musicianʼs relationship to time can be of ultimate assistance to us in:
1) adjusting to changes without losing your equilibrium;
2) mastering moments of crisis with clear thinking;
3) living in the moment and accepting reality instead of trying to force everyone to do things your way;
4) concentrating on a collective goal even when your conception of the collective doesnʼt dominate;
5) knowing how and when to expend your individual energy.
Wynton Marsalis, “Moving to higher ground: How jazz can change your life”
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Go back to the basics. That is the imperative of radical innovation. As founded by some economic studies, radical innovations consistently generate more positive performance outcomes than incremental innovations. As a consequence, sometimes a brand new radical approach may be the best winning card to break through situations. The article shows how this basic and even foregone assumption is able to cherish change. By way of summary, the challenge is having the courage to break old rules.
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Being able to change is a crucial skill for any leader.
However, to communicate change to our colleagues or coworkers is not always easy. Scott E. Rupp provides us with 5 useful tactics that can be summarized as “inform, share, involve and be crystal clear”:
1. Provide regular, weekly e-mail blasts from leadership describing the changing events;
2. Let employees know when major decisions are expected to be made;
3. Encourage dialogue between managers and their teams;
4. Create a channel for two-way, open communication.
5. If there is no information available or something hasn’t been decided yet, let employees know that, but don’t keep them guessing.
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What if someone told you to floss only one tooth everyday? Or start the new year, not with grand resolutions, but with a simple challenge? In this TEDx BJ Fogg shows us that the best way to achieve lasting change is to think very very small rather than planning monumental changes.
JB Fogg directs research and design at the Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab, where they focus on methods to change habits. His life is devoted half to university and half to industry innovation. Up to him, his expertise is creating systems to change human behavior and he call this “Behavior design”.
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1. Create a plan
2. Understand the end goal
3. Communicate clearly
4. Identify key players
5. Delegate tasks
6. Set realistic objectives
7. Manage expectations
8. Hold people accountable
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According to Kiran Bir Sethi, the founder of the Riverside School, if learning is embedded in the real-word context, the children go through a journey of “awareness”, where they can see the change, “enable it”, then “control it”, and finally to lead the change.