The Almond Effect often shows up when we are facing uncertainty in life especially in change.
Here are some useful tips from Dr Travis Bradberry: How successful people overcome uncertainty
So I found this article by McKinsey about thinking of the possible rather than focusing on the probable really helpful.
Although it is written in the context of business, I see meaningful application to our personal lives.
So now I am thinking: am I asking the wrong questions?
Instead of focusing on finding alternative ways to achieve the same thing again, have I canvassed all the options? Do I want the same things in the future?
What are the questions I could ask that will open up many more options and indeed, a better sense of control of my destiny?
As Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Can you share any examples where you changed your thinking? Did it give you better outcomes?
Read the article here: Managing in uncertainty. Delighting in the possible
Times of uncertainty and volatility induce fear, and fear impedes people from feeling good and doing their best work.
Here are 4 tips that Glaser suggests you adopt as a leader to eliminate fear and enable your employees to develop their identity as ‘leaders in their own right’:
Provide context in every communication
Tell people where they stand
Use honesty at all times
Read the complete article on Psychology Today by Judith Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results, who has been studying the relationship between trust, communication and high performance for decades.
Many more thanks for your excellent facilitation of the pivotal strategic road-mapping meeting for the leadership of the AMA. You were exactly the right person for the job – humour plus direction, firmness plus coaxing! They have gone away feeling that they achieved more than they expected to. Your preparation and complete engagement supported the participants to achieve a high level of consensus on key strategic decisions. Furthermore the participants all enjoyed the experience!
– Secretary General Australian Medical Association