Look Before You Leap

Look before you leap

We were all about to jump into the water and I wanted to take a photo first…

How quick are you to leap into action? It can be dangerous. When it comes to change, some of us are too fast, others too slow, how do we get to just right? We need to know the stages of change in order to best adjust ourselves.

Prochaska’s stages of change. They are: Pre-contemplation (not on your radar), contemplation, preparation, action, crash/get up, new behavior embedded.

Each of us can get stuck in a different stage. Each of us can skip over a stage in a way that isn’t optimal. Know which is true for you, and which is true for your client, boss or report. You can’t have the impact you want if you get this wrong.

This is part of the Knowledge Philanthropy Project inspired by Marshall Goldsmith where we are encouraged to give our work away.

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