Presentation on theme: "“ We cannot look at the future as a continuation of the past…The things that got you where you are, are seldom the things that keep you there.” — Charles."— Presentation transcript:
“ We cannot look at the future as a continuation of the past…The things that got you where you are, are seldom the things that keep you there.” — Charles Handy, British business philosopher
Mental Model “…our deeply held internal images about how the world works.“ – Senge Come from: our family of origin, culture of origin, religious or secular ethical backgrounds, meaning we've made out of our life experiences. Deeply rooted assumptions
Paradigms Our view of reality – the lens we use to make sense of the world. “self-reinforcing mental model.“ – O'Connor & McDermott I have beliefs about the world. I unconsciously seek out data that supports those beliefs. I unconsciously ignore/reject data that does not support those beliefs. The data I accept reinforces my beliefs about the world.
“The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” — Marcel Proust
Getting to the Heart of It As a group read through your scenario and discuss the situation Answer these questions: What is your first thought? What comes to your mind? What emotions are you feeling? What paradigms are shaping your thoughts? What actions would you take? Where is the person-centeredness? How do the additional facts affect your opinion/actions? What else did you want to know?