I am fascinated by the optimal conditions for personal change. What helps us change? How do we stick to our resolutions? How do we turn intentions into habits? Is it possible to help other people change?
You’ve probably heard the adage you can’t change anyone other than yourself. But I recently heard a presentation that challenged that assumption. The presenter said we wouldn’t have coaches if we couldn’t effect change in other people. (Don’t try this with the unwilling or everyone will be unhappy.)
This realization led to a new stack of books:
- You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done by Lianne Davey
- How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Katy Milkman
- Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith, Ellen Van Oosten
- Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere by Tsedal (Ci-dahl) Neeley
What have you been reading?