Be Like Alice

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For oganizations to be sustainable, they need to be resilient. Certain personality types support resiliency, and certain ones do not.

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Be Like Alice

  1. 1. Be like Alice: Resiliency and the courage to change
  2. 2. What is Resiliency? <ul><li>Power to deal with change </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to return to an original form after being bent, compressed, or stretched </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to recover readily from adversity, and thrive </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiness </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from a growth mind-set </li></ul>
  3. 3. New definition Hartling 2008 <ul><li>Ability to connect, reconnect, and resist disconnection in response to hardships, adversities, trauma and alienating social/cultural practices. </li></ul><ul><li>How does this describe your institution? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why is it important?
  5. 5. Who are the characters and what do they teach us? Is your kingdom resilient? Are individuals relilient?
  6. 6. “ Off with their heads” is not an adaptive or effective strategy
  7. 7. Narcissism
  8. 8. For example…. Watch out for your inner Red Queen
  9. 9. Who are our advisors?
  10. 10. Red Queen issues <ul><li>Problem solving deficit disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction misalignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(from getting not doing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Age compression </li></ul><ul><li>Compassion deficit disorder </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diane Levin and Jean Kilbourne </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Hero complex…everyone is a hero 71.2% of freshman rate their academic abilities above average (Chronicle)
  12. 12. How do we live up to our vows? How is expert status holding us back?
  13. 13. When our self-view limits us
  14. 14. Are you yourself or a reflection of the other? How do we mirror others? Can we resist the urge to blend in?
  15. 15. What happens when we are fearfully tied to the clock and rules and schedules and plans?
  16. 16. Madness or brilliance?
  17. 17. Muchness
  18. 18. At times disappearing as a coping strategy might be effective.
  19. 19. Disappearing
  20. 20. Wisdom?
  21. 21. Finding ourselves
  22. 22. Alice is: <ul><li>Self-Aware </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Courageous </li></ul><ul><li>Accepting </li></ul><ul><li>Commits </li></ul><ul><li>Growth mindset </li></ul><ul><li>The world is a Challenge not a threat </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerates ambiguity, uncertainty and paradox </li></ul><ul><li>Durable and Independent spirit </li></ul>
  23. 23. Stay Curious How do we get to Wonderland? Where is the land beyond the eye, that people can not see, where can it be?
  24. 24. Don’t be afraid of adventures
  25. 25. Be willing to face the Jaberwocky
  26. 26. Believe impossible things
  27. 27. Why we need to be resilient

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