Change Response (logic) vs. Change Reaction (emotion)
Critical Thinking and the brain
Strategies to work effectively during adaptation
Employees and leaders of today’s fast-paced business world say they’re overwhelmed by an ocean of constant change, with wave after wave tossing them intro stress, moving targets and competing priorities.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. When shifts in policy, administration, organizational planning and budgeting stress the workplace out, there’s a way to survive – and thrive – in the sea of change.
Leaders have to learn more about how the human brain interprets changes, along with the natural reactionary stages of those dynamic shifts, according to Dr. Andrew Wittman, CEO of Mental Toughness Training Center.
Wittman is a Former State Dept. Lead Trainer, Navy SEALS and Special Forces. He says that when you become mentally tough, meaning you’ve gained new insight and established a new understanding, and then you’re equipped and ready to implement reliable strategies for a new state of mind – one that can find and utilize the sometimes-hidden benefits of change and stress (that’s right, they can actually be good things!).
It’s all about surfing the waves instead of letting the waters thrash you around.
The best way to start is by establishing a strong foundation of neuroscience and psychology-based knowledge. From there, leaders can begin mastery of mental agility and resilience that lead to improved performance for the entire organization.