Caution vs Curiosity

In a world of accelerating technological change, there is no proven playbook for success. Everything is in flux. You will have to learn and to adapt along the way. However, the greatest learning takes place under conditions of ambiguity and risk. For this reason, Curiosity and Agility trump Caution and Rigidity. Leaders of Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement and disruptive Digital Transformation initiatives must help people, teams and organizations embrace curiosity and adapt to change.

I will show you proven, practical methods for overcoming resistance to change and helping people to learn and grow. Here is the single most important point to keep in mind: PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT! They learn in different ways and at different rates. (And that’s OK.) Also, people are interested in and motivated by different things; and what interests and motivates someone will change with time and over time.

Some people are Visuals (learn by seeing), others are Auditories (learn by hearing) or Kinesthetics (learn by feel / doing). The daughter / mother team, Myers & Briggs identified 16 personality preferences and 4 temperaments that help us understand how we take in information and act upon it. DISC provides yet another model for understanding different personality traits and motivators.

I encourage you to take a moment to look at some of these tools. I have found them to be invaluable in helping to understand people and what motivates them. Once we understand what motivates people, we can seek win-win solutions in a more effective and efficient manner, while minimizing stress and conflict.