Session 3.3: Matt Wallaert #3
Know the "why" behind the behaviors you wish to change.
In order to change a behavior, you have to know why it exists in the first place, says Matt. This is the only way you’ll learn the promoting and inhibiting pressures that influence the behavior and how you can intervene as a leader.
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9/28/2020 09:58:41 am
I am all about asking the question "why?" You can tell a lot about a persons motivation and desire by asking them why. And in order to add promoting pressures, or reduce inhibiting pressures, you have to understand what pressures are already causing the most influence.
9/28/2020 12:55:04 pm
I always think that it is very easy to judge and very hard to understand. By asking why, asking people to explain their feelings, their viewpoint- you understand them AND the situation better. Being able to see something from the other side is one of the best ways to help in conflict resolution, helping to encourage people, and problem solving!
9/28/2020 09:18:56 pm
I love that he starts his talk encouraging us (the viewers) to articulate and label the behavior that we want to change in ourselves and the people we lead. It allows us to "iterate forward" and to define what "better" means. By defining better, we can BE better.
9/29/2020 04:09:15 pm
Whenever I am presented with a problem, I tend to always ask 'why'? Sometimes I feel like people get annoyed with that or think I am trying to be nosy, but it helps me understand why something is the way that it is, or why there is a problem. Sometimes in order to better communicate with someone on your team, you have to ask the why questions.
9/30/2020 08:33:45 am
So you do have some green in you!
9/29/2020 10:57:21 pm
I love to ask why! I’m fact I have found that asking why will often change the behavior without any added intervention. The same goes with explaining the why behind a necessary change.
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