not be fast and it
isn’t always easy.
But with time
almost any habit
can be reshaped.”
- Charles Duhigg author of
The Power of Habit: Why We
Do What We Do in Life and
The Power of Habit explores all aspects of a
habit, including how it is formed, triggered
and then continued.
Duhigg explains how habits have the power to
lead to individual, company-wide and even
societal successes and transformations.
“The Golden Rule
of Habit Change:
extinguish a bad
habit, you can only
“Champions don’t do extraordinary
things. They do ordinary things, but
they do them without thinking, too
fast for the other team to react. They
follow the habits they’ve learned.”
“Typically, people who exercise, start eating
better and become more productive at work.
They smoke less and show more patience with
colleagues and family. They use their credit
cards less frequently and say they feel less
stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that
triggers widespread change.”
Focusing on keystone habits can transform an
individual, company or society.
“Willpower isn’t just
a skill. It’s a muscle,
like the muscles in
your arms or legs,
and it gets tired as
it works harder, so
there’s less power
left over for other
When Paul O’Neill took over as CEO for Alcoa,
15,000 workers were on strike. He chose to
focus on worker safety instead of profits and
They were able to discern inefficiencies by
focusing on worker safety. He helped employees
develop better habits by keeping them safe.
Suddenly Alcoa became the top performer in
the Dow Jones.
Safety was the
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