Mindsets

860 views
728 views

Published on

Mindsets drive behaviour and everything that you do. They can be an enabler or a constrainer.

If you want to change your behaviour you need to change your mindsets.

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
860
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
173
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Mindsets drive behaviour and everything that you do. If you want to change your behaviour you need to change your mindsets. Mindsets can be positive as well as negative. “ If you realize the truth, you will see that it is not the spoon that is bending; it is only yourself” : The Matrix
  • Blocks: Fear -- State of mind, Fears (People, failure, uncertainty, being wrong, losing control, losing face) We work around our fears, which can lead to extreme behaviour 2. Perception -- Bias, Judgements, “Right” answer, only one solution, blind spots Assumption -- Self imposed barriers, seek clarity “If you see all your tools as a hammer, then you will see all your problems as nails”: Abraham Maslow 4. Thought -- Way of thinking, (not WHAT but HOW you think). Curiosity, Complexity, emotion over logic or vice versa, Example of a child Mind barriers   Personal By the time we are adults our mental landscapes are so individual that no two people will see anything in quite the same way – mindsets or patterns have formed.   Everything that makes up “ you “ hopes, memories, pain, fear, pleasure, values and morals is embroidered in a web of 100 billion brain cells. On average each brain cell is connected 1000 times with other neurones making a total of 100,000 billion connections. All that we think, see, learn and do depends on the firing of the brain cells and the transmission of electro chemical impulses down this vast web. Our mental processes are constantly moulding and reshaping the connections between the networks of brain cells.   You can change the wiring within your brain by changing the connections between neurons & this is sometimes referred to as brain sculpture. Deep personal transformational change requires that we literally rewire our brains and that we grow new neural connections. That means that the old wires of old connections must be wrenched loose with our old mental associations and their emotions being surfaced and then reshaped.   It is important that we exercise the brain, many people attend physical gyms for body workouts what is required for the brain is activity in the mental gym called neurobics. This will build strength and skill. Idleness in this area can have a deleterious effect on the brain. ‘Use it or lose it’ does apply to the brain. Mind barriers – both positive and restrictive - occur because we are all “programmed” to some extent and we spend very little time thinking about what we are thinking about and how we thinking. The information we hold within our minds has been built from previous experience / events and will contain preconceptions that we develop – our mind barriers. Mind barriers will influence our behaviour and affect the way we perform and behave. Types of mind barriers that exist for both individuals and organisations. Each of the below mind barriers exist both for individuals and within organisations.   Perceptual mind barriers Perceptual mind barriers are obstacles that prevent you perceiving a situation correctly.   Emotional mind barriers We all have an ego. It is here in the unconscious that ideas are scrutinised. This scrutiny - dependent on our mental landscape - can limit / block ideas. They could be thrown out for a number of reasons which then interferes with our freedom to generate, pursue and manipulate ideas. It could also limit the way we then communicate with others.   Cultural mind barriers These are mindsets that develop from where / how we have been brought up. They include beliefs, morals, values, habit, learning, rules and traditions. Intellectual mind barriers This mindset can be a result of not thinking about how you are going to think or not choosing the right thinking strategy.   Expressive mind barriers Are blocks in the way you communicate both to yourself and others? Could be an inadequate language skill to express or record ideas.
  • Blocks: Fear -- State of mind, Fears (People, failure, uncertainty, being wrong, losing control, losing face) We work around our fears, which can lead to extreme behaviour 2. Perception -- Bias, Judgements, “Right” answer, only one solution, blind spots Assumption -- Self imposed barriers, seek clarity “If you see all your tools as a hammer, then you will see all your problems as nails”: Abraham Maslow 4. Thought -- Way of thinking, (not WHAT but HOW you think). Curiosity, Complexity, emotion over logic or vice versa, Example of a child Mind barriers   Personal By the time we are adults our mental landscapes are so individual that no two people will see anything in quite the same way – mindsets or patterns have formed.   Everything that makes up “ you “ hopes, memories, pain, fear, pleasure, values and morals is embroidered in a web of 100 billion brain cells. On average each brain cell is connected 1000 times with other neurones making a total of 100,000 billion connections. All that we think, see, learn and do depends on the firing of the brain cells and the transmission of electro chemical impulses down this vast web. Our mental processes are constantly moulding and reshaping the connections between the networks of brain cells.   You can change the wiring within your brain by changing the connections between neurons & this is sometimes referred to as brain sculpture. Deep personal transformational change requires that we literally rewire our brains and that we grow new neural connections. That means that the old wires of old connections must be wrenched loose with our old mental associations and their emotions being surfaced and then reshaped.   It is important that we exercise the brain, many people attend physical gyms for body workouts what is required for the brain is activity in the mental gym called neurobics. This will build strength and skill. Idleness in this area can have a deleterious effect on the brain. ‘Use it or lose it’ does apply to the brain. Mind barriers – both positive and restrictive - occur because we are all “programmed” to some extent and we spend very little time thinking about what we are thinking about and how we thinking. The information we hold within our minds has been built from previous experience / events and will contain preconceptions that we develop – our mind barriers. Mind barriers will influence our behaviour and affect the way we perform and behave. Types of mind barriers that exist for both individuals and organisations. Each of the below mind barriers exist both for individuals and within organisations.   Perceptual mind barriers Perceptual mind barriers are obstacles that prevent you perceiving a situation correctly.   Emotional mind barriers We all have an ego. It is here in the unconscious that ideas are scrutinised. This scrutiny - dependent on our mental landscape - can limit / block ideas. They could be thrown out for a number of reasons which then interferes with our freedom to generate, pursue and manipulate ideas. It could also limit the way we then communicate with others.   Cultural mind barriers These are mindsets that develop from where / how we have been brought up. They include beliefs, morals, values, habit, learning, rules and traditions. Intellectual mind barriers This mindset can be a result of not thinking about how you are going to think or not choosing the right thinking strategy.   Expressive mind barriers Are blocks in the way you communicate both to yourself and others? Could be an inadequate language skill to express or record ideas.
  • Blocks: Fear -- State of mind, Fears (People, failure, uncertainty, being wrong, losing control, losing face) We work around our fears, which can lead to extreme behaviour 2. Perception -- Bias, Judgements, “Right” answer, only one solution, blind spots Assumption -- Self imposed barriers, seek clarity “If you see all your tools as a hammer, then you will see all your problems as nails”: Abraham Maslow 4. Thought -- Way of thinking, (not WHAT but HOW you think). Curiosity, Complexity, emotion over logic or vice versa, Example of a child Mind barriers   Personal By the time we are adults our mental landscapes are so individual that no two people will see anything in quite the same way – mindsets or patterns have formed.   Everything that makes up “ you “ hopes, memories, pain, fear, pleasure, values and morals is embroidered in a web of 100 billion brain cells. On average each brain cell is connected 1000 times with other neurones making a total of 100,000 billion connections. All that we think, see, learn and do depends on the firing of the brain cells and the transmission of electro chemical impulses down this vast web. Our mental processes are constantly moulding and reshaping the connections between the networks of brain cells.   You can change the wiring within your brain by changing the connections between neurons & this is sometimes referred to as brain sculpture. Deep personal transformational change requires that we literally rewire our brains and that we grow new neural connections. That means that the old wires of old connections must be wrenched loose with our old mental associations and their emotions being surfaced and then reshaped.   It is important that we exercise the brain, many people attend physical gyms for body workouts what is required for the brain is activity in the mental gym called neurobics. This will build strength and skill. Idleness in this area can have a deleterious effect on the brain. ‘Use it or lose it’ does apply to the brain. Mind barriers – both positive and restrictive - occur because we are all “programmed” to some extent and we spend very little time thinking about what we are thinking about and how we thinking. The information we hold within our minds has been built from previous experience / events and will contain preconceptions that we develop – our mind barriers. Mind barriers will influence our behaviour and affect the way we perform and behave. Types of mind barriers that exist for both individuals and organisations. Each of the below mind barriers exist both for individuals and within organisations.   Perceptual mind barriers Perceptual mind barriers are obstacles that prevent you perceiving a situation correctly.   Emotional mind barriers We all have an ego. It is here in the unconscious that ideas are scrutinised. This scrutiny - dependent on our mental landscape - can limit / block ideas. They could be thrown out for a number of reasons which then interferes with our freedom to generate, pursue and manipulate ideas. It could also limit the way we then communicate with others.   Cultural mind barriers These are mindsets that develop from where / how we have been brought up. They include beliefs, morals, values, habit, learning, rules and traditions. Intellectual mind barriers This mindset can be a result of not thinking about how you are going to think or not choosing the right thinking strategy.   Expressive mind barriers Are blocks in the way you communicate both to yourself and others? Could be an inadequate language skill to express or record ideas.
  • Another example at end of presentation
  • Too much information stops our thoughts
  • Connection = You run out of ideas because your store of mental neural connections has been exhausted. Create more opportunities by replenishing your mental store cupboard. Have a “Mind Gym”, exercise brain by trying something new because Same Patterns = Same Solutions Basic neurology rule about brain cell behaviour. The more times a pattern is repeated or confirmed the more set it becomes in your perception or belief system. If a pattern no longer exists or is not observed or is challenged by other repeating observations this allows the cells to depart and the mindset to fade. For example observation of black people in management roles. Illustrate by observing that you do not notice the chains of habit until they are too strong to break. Explore this.
  • Dynamics - 'interference' in the thinking process. Emotions overcome logic which overcomes intuition. Right Hemisphere = Spatial, Relationship b/w object, emotional, creative, quicker processing (eg: Driving) Left Hemisphere = Logical, 3 R’s, Verbal centre (Eg. Presentations) Quick illustration of the real nature of the right left dichotomy in our brains. When scanned people seeing the big L were found to be using the right side of their brains – the image A. When seeing the small Ds they were using the left side of the brain – image B.
  • Talking of view points, the movie “Vantage Point” shows just that! The same event, 15 minutes of movie are replayed over and over again but from the perspective of different people (journalist, passerby, body guards etc) BE more child like - Child like means CURIOUS, HONEST, OPEN, RISK TAKER
  • Point to make here is that mindsets are mostly invisible and that research indicates about 80% of what we do is on automatic pilot i.e. driven by the patterns within our brains. We are all prisoners of the past in ways that we may not even realise or wish to accept.
  • Change needs to be realized and accepted before efforts can yield success! We are responsible for ourselves and once we take responsibility for our actions, achievements and failures, we can change our patterns by changing the way we think.
  • Mindsets

    1. 1. MINDSETS
    2. 2. Mindsets Enablers or Constrainers?
    3. 3. The Mental Blocks
    4. 4. The Mental Blocks <ul><li>A quick definition of the previous terms: </li></ul><ul><li> FEAR </li></ul><ul><li>A state of mind </li></ul><ul><li>(Fear of people, failure, losing control & so on) </li></ul><ul><li>PERCEPTION </li></ul><ul><li>Judgement and personal opinions </li></ul><ul><li>(Bias, blind spots, group think) </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Mental Blocks <ul><li>A quick definition of the previous terms: </li></ul><ul><li> ASSUMPTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Self Imposed Barriers </li></ul><ul><li>THOUGHT </li></ul><ul><li>Way of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>(aka HOW you think) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Breaking The Barrier <ul><li>c </li></ul><ul><li>Reframe the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Ask “Why” </li></ul><ul><li>Be curious </li></ul>Perception Filtered and Flawed
    7. 7. <ul><li>If limited or false, it can make you blind to the solution </li></ul>Breaking The Barrier Assumptions
    8. 8. Breaking The Barrier Complexity Too much information stops our thought
    9. 9. Breaking The Barrier Connections when cells fire together they wire together… … .and when cells fire apart the wires depart… In other words, new connections create new patterns & more ideas
    10. 10. <ul><li>Compartmentalize to minimize interference in thought process </li></ul><ul><li>Different approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SWOT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reverse Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Thinking / Imagery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mind mapping </li></ul></ul>Breaking The Barrier Brain Dynamics Left vs. Right
    11. 11. Breaking The Barrier Views The question is not what you look at, but what you see!
    12. 12. <ul><li>All behavior consists of opposites. Learn to see things backward, inside out and upside down. (Lao Tzu) </li></ul>Views Breaking The Barrier
    13. 13. “ The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken” Breaking The Barrier
    14. 14. Self Fulfilling Failure? Self Fulfilling Success?
    15. 15. Questions? http://themarblestatue.blogspot.com
    16. 16. “ The Nibble Theory and Kernel of Growth” by Kaleel Jamison. This book will change the way you see yourself and the way you see others. Additional Resources http://themarblestatue.blogspot.com
    17. 17. These tables are the same size. Measure them your self to see! Optical Illusions http://themarblestatue.blogspot.com
    18. 18. Have you ever noticed a hidden arrow in the FedEx logo? Optical Illusions (Hint: It stands for speed and precision. Check the space between &quot;E&quot; and &quot;x”) http://themarblestatue.blogspot.com

    ×