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As John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less.” So it should come as no surprise that leaders are key influencers of behavior change. “All leaders— the service that is leadership—exist to change behavior,” says Matt Wallaert, behavioral scientist and entrepreneur, in his talk at Leadercast 2020—Positive Disruption. He shares that behavior change happens as a result of promoting pressures (reasons to do something) and inhibiting pressures (reasons not to do something). As leaders, if we want to influence and change behaviors, we can either strengthen promoting pressures or weaken inhibiting pressures.
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9/28/2020 11:01:18 pm
In terms of influencing behavior change, it is certainly key to know the "why" behind the behavior. If the root cause of the behavior is not determined, the promoting and inhibiting measures might be directed only to symptoms which may create further issues rather than solve the underlying problem. For example, recommending increased physical activiity to reduce weight without diagnosing that the problem is thyroid failure could have dire consequences.
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