Are you afraid of Change? 4 Behavioral barriers and how to overcome them

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Are you afraid of CHANGE?

Change, by its nature, presents challenges and uncertainties. For some people, change can generate excitement, energy and drive. But for others, change can cause stress.

Why do you fear change?
And how do you overcome this fear?

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Are you afraid of Change? 4 Behavioral barriers and how to overcome them

  1. 1. “Are you afraid of CHANGE ? ” Change, by its nature, presents challenges and uncertainties. For some people, change can generate excitement, energy and drive. But for others, change can cause stress. Why do you fear change? And how do you overcome this fear? 4 Common Types of Behavioral Barriers: #1. Perfectionism Wants everything to be done to the very best. Often seen as a ‘positive’ trait, particularly when quality focus is the priority. But can hold back results because ‘Nothing is perfect,’ and there is always something which can be done better. Get comfortable with ‘less is more’. ü  Decrease your need for data ü  Act more decisively with less information at hand #2. Control Wants to know everything that is going on in detail and accurately predicts what will happen next. Being in control of situations is a good behavior, but too much of a control freak can make situations too overwhelming and tensed. Be open to changes. ü  Exploring new grounds and changing routines, even in your daily life, to get comfortable with the ‘unexpected’ #3. Head in the sand Avoids or disregards a situation or problem that is unpleasant or uncomfortable, rather than trying to resolve them. This could be due to fear of the ‘unknown’ and not actually knowing how to deal with it. Reduce your fear & be prepared . ü  Ask ‘why’ to understand" the implications ü  Talk to people with positive views of the change #4. Fear of failure Afraid to fail, therefore afraid to try. Most change efforts do fail. Did you know that 95% of technological innovations never made it to the marketplace? But those that succeeded made the trying worthwhile. So why not? Understanding ‘failure’. ü  Anything worth doing takes risk and repeated effort ü  Follow advice – try it – then learn from your mistakes Head Office 583 Orchard Road #10-04 Forum Singapore 238884 Phone: (65) 6339 8733 Fax: (65) 6339 7055 Email: info@nbogroup.com Website: http://www.nbogroup.com © 2014 Extracted from “What Bosses Want – A Guide to Building Leadership Competencies” 2nd Edition by Gary & Bonnie Nelson, NBOGroup Ltd. All Rights Reserved. g

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