Lewin's Force Field Analysis Explained Kurt Lewin's Force Field Analysis is a powerful strategic tool used to understand what's needed for change in both corporate and personal environments. Best of all - it's easy to use and has complete credibility as a professional tool. We'll use a little basic science to introduce the concept, after which you'll find enough information to allow you to unleash your knowledge of force fields on colleagues! You can download this free Application Tool when you're ready. You will need Adobe Reader to open the file. The Concept Let's start with a simple science experiment (this really is relevant, so stay with me for a moment please). You'll need to sit down for this one. Well, there are two answers really. The other is the chair itself, which provides an opposing force, pushing up against gravity, and stopping you falling to the ground. So it would seem that while you are sitting you're in an equilibrium of sorts. Two forces keep you there. Agreed? May the Force be with you, or against you.
How Your Beliefs Create Your Reality part 2 Understanding that the mind is only creative can help us grasp the power of beliefs. George Orwell once said that “myths which are believed in tend to become true.” This is especially true on an individual basis. By now, most of us realize that our perception of reality is heavily influenced by our beliefs, but the full extent of this influence is often underestimated. Each of us has a variety of methods for altering our reality so it conforms to what we believe to be real. Editors note: This is the second in a five part series of articles aboutHow Your Beliefs Create Your Reality. In part one of this series we talked about how our beliefs provide a structured process through which we evaluate everything in our lives. Part 2: Your Internal Map of Reality From the moment you entered this life, your subconscious mind has been busy collecting and processing information. To the mind, your map is reality! The way in which your map is constructed will determine many aspects of your life.
Communicating | Connective Management Managers spend quite a bit of their time communicating. Much of their day is spent having conversations with their own team members, co-workers, peer managers, upper management, customers, vendors and friends. When much of their success comes from their ability to communicate effectively, it makes sense that they utilize a multitude of communication tactics. It’s interesting how powerful a pause can be. It’s easy to practice your pause. Speechwriters use the pause often to emphasize an important point. A pause will also give you some time to think about what you are doing. Pausing can also be a critical component of active listening. A pause can be used to show interest, and when you add a nod with a pause, it shows you are understanding what is being explained and gives the approval for the other person to continue talking. “Active” pauses are when you are using the pause to get a response. An “in-active” pause is when you look away. There is not anything new about the pause.
How social media can make history - Clay Shirky Shirky says that before the Internet and social media, over the past 500 years, there were only four periods where media changed enough to warrant the label “revolution.” Research these revolutions and create a visual way to represent their key features. Do you have a guess about what the next revolution might bring? As social media enables citizen reporting and greater interaction between news organizations and their audiences, the boundaries of journalism and ideas about what constitutes news are changing. TED: Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news Online Journalism Review: “The pros and cons of newspapers partnering with ‘citizen journalism’ networks” and its reply, “The pros and pros of ‘citizen journalism’” Foreign Affairs, From Innovation to revolution: Does social media make protests possible?
Change Management Blog: Change Model 3: John Kotter's 8 Steps of Leading Change Background: For leaders of organizations, managing change is an important strategic task. In the last ten years, there have been numerous studies which all confirmed that between 60-80% of all change projects fail fully or partly: either the objectives of the project are not achieved or the projects cannot be completed in time or on budget. So, the 1 million dollar question for any change leader is: How can I make sure that my change project is successful? Originator of the Model: John Kotter, his book "Leading Change" (1996) Phases of the Change Process (taken from strategicconnections.com): Applicability: The Kotter model can be applied for all top-down change processes, i.e. for projects that have been decided at the top management level of an organization. Does the Model Relate to Complexity Theory? No. Strengths: Website of John Kotter.
Knowledge & Skills | Connective Management Managers spend quite a bit of their time communicating. Much of their day is spent having conversations with their own team members, co-workers, peer managers, upper management, customers, vendors and friends. When much of their success comes from their ability to communicate effectively, it makes sense that they utilize a multitude of communication tactics. It’s interesting how powerful a pause can be. It’s easy to practice your pause. Speechwriters use the pause often to emphasize an important point. A pause will also give you some time to think about what you are doing. Pausing can also be a critical component of active listening. A pause can be used to show interest, and when you add a nod with a pause, it shows you are understanding what is being explained and gives the approval for the other person to continue talking. “Active” pauses are when you are using the pause to get a response. An “in-active” pause is when you look away. There is not anything new about the pause.
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Indian immigrants make it obvious that the American dream is alive and well The success of Indian immigrants is a reminder of the great opportunities available in the United States. (Tsering Topgyal/AP) They have funny accents, wear strange outfits, eat really spicy food and some wear turbans. Even though the prosperity isn’t evenly distributed and some segments of the Indian community face severe social and economic problems, it is notable that the median annual income of U.S. households headed by an Indian immigrant is $103,000 — twice the U.S. median. How could a recent immigrant group achieve such incredible success — and what can we learn from it? First, you need to understand the background of this group; it is highly educated and entrepreneurial. Immigrants who come to America face discrimination just as foreigners in any country do. I too am an Indian immigrant, and I remember when I first came to the United States as a child in the ’60s. And the success of Indian immigrants shows another side of this country.
Change Management Models: A Look at McKinsey's 7-S Model, Lewin's Change Management Model and Kotter's Eight Step Change Model Change Management Models There are many different change management models. We will be discussing three today and choosing which is the best fit a company needing many changes. I will be discussing both the strengths and weaknesses of these three change management models: McKinsey 7-S Model, Lewin's Change Management Model, and Kotter's Eight Step Change Model. There are many differences to each of these models that can be seen once we discuss them further. There are also many similarities between the three models. The McKinsey 7-S Model was created by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman while they were working for McKinsey & Company, and by Richard Pascale and Anthony Athos at a meeting in 1978 (12Manage, 2007). Shared values are the center of the model because it is what the organization believes in and stands for, such as the mission of the company (12Manage, 2007). There are many benefits and disadvantages of the McKinsey Model. The third model is the Kotter's Eight Step Change Model.
Change Your Life "Why do so many people Fail to Realize Their Full Potential?" Why Has Positive Thinking Failed to Deliver on Its Promises? " Why Does Goal Setting Only Work for Some?" the answer is simple, up until now they have only ever delivered on part of the formula, the easy part. There are two elements required for your success : The “Mindskills for Success” and the “Mindset of Success.” The Self Help manual “The Master Key will Change Your Mind and Change Your Life” is about developing your ‘Mindset of Success’ and is based on tried and tested techniques that are certain to work, if you let them. No matter how much money, time or effort you invest in your success programme it will fail if you do not also develop the ‘Mindskills for Success’ to accompany your positive ‘Mindset’. To be frank - That is what the Mindset Gurus want so they can sell you on their next great book. Success is not just about Positive Thinking, Goal Setting or even the next big seminar event, no matter how good they are.
25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally. All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others. This can work for or against us depending on the kind of body language we use. Most people are totally oblivious to their own body language , so the discipline of controlling these gestures can be quite challenging. Practice avoiding these 25 negative gestures: I speak two languages, Body and English. - Mae West Holding Objects in Front of Your Body – a coffee cup, notebook, hand bag, etc. Additional Reading and Sources: Photo by: Tony Blay If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...
What makes an image unforgettable? Joe Rosenthal's 1945 photograph of U.S. troops raising a flag in Iwo Jima during World War II remains one of the most widely reproduced images. It earned him a Pulitzer Prize, but he also faced suspicions that he staged the patriotic scene. While it was reported to be a genuine event, it was the second flag-raising of the day atop Mount Suribachi. A hooded detainee in U.S. custody during the Iraq War stands on a box with electrical wires hooked up to his fingers. During the Vietnam War, Eddie Adams photographed Gen. Richard Drew captured this image of a man falling from the World Trade Center in New York after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph of an American sailor kissing a woman in Times Square became a symbol of the excitement and joy at the end of World War II. Robert Capa, co-founder of the Magnum Photos cooperative, became known for his 1936 photograph said to depict the death of a solider during the Spanish Civil War. "But it's a process.