This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2006 ISSN # 1545-8873
“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” — Elbert Hubbard
“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” — Jules Renard
“It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.” — W. Edwards Deming
“A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.” — Anonymous
“Habit (n.): an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” — Dictionary.com
A habit is an activity that is acquired over time, is performed frequently and automatically. Habits can be behaviors or thoughts. Habits can be helpful or the opposite – wasteful, unhealthy, obnoxious, boring or outright dangerous. They are also very resilient to change. The highest correlate to successfully changing personal health habits is “the perceived ability to change.” (See the following research abstract.) Use“visualization” to see yourself in a better light. And realize that change is a process, which takes time and support. Any change in that positive direction is good, and will support continued movement in the same direction. Success breeds feelings of self-efficacy, which will then affect all aspects of your leadership life.
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Be patient. It is said to take 21 days to change a habit, from inception to embedding the new behavior.
Key Associates offers coaching and facilitation in change management for organizations and individuals.
Awareness, acceptance, and action to change habits: Consider This When Adjusting Your Habits.
A refresher for CEO’s on impulse control: Got Impulse Control? (requires login).
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