Expert Insights on Adapting to Change

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For most people, change triggers the fight or flight response. To stop fleeing and start fighting, put your brain chemistry to work for you, embrace the opportunities that come with change, and turn negative stress into forward movement.


  • Acquire insights on dealing with a challenging situation and turning it into an opportunity for growth.
    Acquire insights on the importance of change and adapting to it in a positive and timely manner.
    Acquire insights on one's amygdala and its impact on people in the workplace.
    Acquire insights on how to turn stress into positive pressure. this will help give a positive spin to a negative situation.
    Acquire insights on keeping an open mind and embracing whatever comes your way with a positive spirit.
    Acquire insights on "adaptability demons," the forces that stop you from thinking positively and moving forward.
    Acquire insights on the importance of investing and focusing on the process and not the outcome.
    Acquire insights on how to adapt to a situation by viewing it from multiple points of view.
    Acquire insights on how to remain positive and resilient in trying times just like a daruma doll which always springs back up when it’s knocked down.
  • Acquire insights on the importance of trying new things and dealing with any feelings of discomfort.
    Acquire insights on the three mindsets: growth, opportunity-seeking, and healthy detachment to you embrace change.
    Acquire insights on the importance of going outside your comfort zone to reach your best potential.
    Acquire insights on the importance of taking challenges head-on and not avoiding tough situations in the workplace.
    Acquire insights on how to manage uncertainty by being adaptable and flexible.
    Acquire insights on accepting that change is an inevitable part of life and work and not making a big deal out of it by staying calm and positive.
    Acquire insights on how to make complex matters simpler in a business context.
    Acquire insights to understand that employees who want to see change need to be part of the change.
    Acquire insights on strategies to thrive through change.


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    1.  A Challenge Is an Opportunity
    4m 2s
    Internal struggles and awakenings can make us better leaders. Karina Andersen shares a personal story of how the challenge of dealing with a personal tragedy turned into an opportunity for growth. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  The Importance of Change
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    Jo Owen tells stories of tribes around the world—in the Mongolian steppes; the northern arctic; and East Africa—that were forced to change in fundamental ways. The message is simple: change or die. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  The Role of the Amygdala: The Almond Effect
    6m 51s
    We often have a “fight or flight” response to change and other unsettling issues in the workplace. Anne Riches explains where this response comes from and how it impacts people in their workplace. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Turn Stress Into Positive Pressure
    3m 24s
    When Shawn’s mother was diagnosed with cancer; she turned negative stress into positive pressure by exercising control. She built a support network that included physical; nutritional; and pastoral therapy; artists; musicians; and laughter. Action brings clarity. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Embrace Whatever Comes Along
    3m 3s
    We feel stress when the universe doesn’t behave the way we want. Accept whatever happens to you. Embrace it joyfully. That doesn’t mean you don’t do anything; only that you accept that you don’t have control. Actions are within your control; but outcomes are not. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Beware of Adaptability Demons
    3m 18s
    Adaptability demons are the forces that stop you from thinking positively and moving forward. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Invest in the Process; Not the Outcome
    2m 53s
    Actions are within your control but not their outcomes. Set goals; then forget them. Put all your energy into the activities needed to reach the goals. John Wooden; in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and coach; never talked about winning; only about effort. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  To Adapt; Change Your Vantage Point
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    True adaptability is being able to see a situation from multiple points of view. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  How to Be As Resilient As a Daruma Doll
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    A Daruma doll has no arms or legs and is weighted at the bottom. Knock it down; and it always springs back. To be like a Daruma doll invest in the process; not the outcome; and live in appreciation and gratitude of what is good in your life; not on what’s wrong. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Why Does Trying New Things Feel Uncomfortable?
    3m 18s
    Trying new things can make you feel uncomfortable, but you can learn to love that feeling. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Three Mindsets to Embrace Change
    3m 31s
    The three mindsets for embracing change include a growth mindset, an opportunity-seeking mindset, and healthy detachment. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Reach Outside Your Comfort Zone
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    Imposter syndrome is a real thing, but it can be easily overcome with a few reminders. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Avoiding Situations
    3m 1s
    Avoiding life-threatening situations is natural, but most work situations aren't going to be do-or-die. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Managing Uncertainty
    3m 29s
    Everyone manages in uncertainty, and the best weapon of defense is the ability to adapt. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Change: Deal With It
    2m 28s
    Change isn't new. Stop making a big deal about change. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Making the Complex Simple
    2m 47s
    Facing a future of increased noise, change, and chaos, executives can simplify the complexities of business by mapping out their personal legacy. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Seek Out and Design
    2m 10s
    Employees who want to see change need to be part of the change. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Strategies to Thrive Through Change
    2m 29s
    Although you will not have chosen or desired some of the changes you encounter in your life, there is always the opportunity to thrive through change. The first thing to do is take stock of your situation. This means thinking about the changes that are coming your way, how much disruption each one will likely cause, and how long it will take to acclimate each change. Map out the coming changes for the next 12 months so you know when you will be carrying the heaviest burdens. The second thing to do is mitigate the effects of change, which begins with self-care. This means good nutrition, sufficient sleep, and exercise. Another way to mitigate the effects of change is mindfulness, which protects against the stress that accompanies change. The final way to mitigate the effects of change is play, which makes us more adaptive and innovative. FREE ACCESS


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