Presentation on theme: "The Glass is Half Full: Shifting Perception to Achieve Results Margaret A. Johnson, P.E. Ideal Training, Inc. www.ideasandbeyond.com (281) 648-0380 Margaret."— Presentation transcript:
The Glass is Half Full: Shifting Perception to Achieve Results Margaret A. Johnson, P.E. Ideal Training, Inc. (281) Margaret A. Johnson, P.E. Ideal Training, Inc. (281)
What do you see? “When you change the way you see things, the things you see change.”
The Plan Examine thinking patterns Change the way we see ourselves, others and situations
Asset Vs. Deficit Based Thinking What is right: Identifying strengths, talents and possibilities What is wrong: What is not working
DEFICITASSET Not this again At least I know how to deal with this Why didn’t you…? What is possible? That won’t workWhatever it is … I’ll work with it He’s out of his mind!What was in your way? Get out of my way!What could work? Whose fault is it?I will…
How Do You See Yourself? Personal (e.g. confidence, analytical skills) Relational (e.g. compassion, listening) Situations (e.g. mistakes that offer learning, upbringing) Personal (e.g. confidence, analytical skills) Relational (e.g. compassion, listening) Situations (e.g. mistakes that offer learning, upbringing)
SELF TALK What don’t you want? What do you want? Where is your focus?
The Way We See Others
Ladder of Inference ^Take actions based on beliefs ^Adopt beliefs about the world (our beliefs affect what data we select next time) ^Draw conclusions ^Make assumptions based on meanings we add ^Select data from what we observe ^Observable data and experiences
What I like about you! Before you speak: What do you like or admire about the person you’re talking to?
What did they do? One person at work who you admire: What did they do that was positive? One person who frustrates you: What did they do that was positive?
The Way We See Situations
Pike Syndrome Ignoring differences in situations Assuming complete knowledge Over-generalizing reactions Rigid commitment to the past Refusal to consider alternatives Feeling victimized by one’s environment Failing to test one’s perceived constraints
Risk Taking Clarify a goal Evaluate ways to accomplish the goal Consider your risk taking tendencies Increase the reward/risk ratio Take action
As we change our thoughts, we change our minds, we change our world.
Plan of Action
Recommended Reading Change the Way You See Everything – Cramer, Wasiak Crucial Confrontations – Patterson, Grenny Crucial Conversations – Patterson, Grenny Now, Discover Your Strengths – Buckingham, Clifton Risk Taking: A Guide for Decision Makers - Kindler
Corporate Training Certified Executive/Corporate/Life Coach Professional Speaker Margaret A Johnson, P.E. Ideal Training, Inc. (281) blogspot.com/igniteyourideas.com Working with people to unleash their creativity and remove barriers to their success!