Circle of Excellence

Monish Subherwal

The Circle of Excellence is an “NLP” technique for programming in a resource state when needed.  It’s a good technique for changing emotional triggers. The process makes you imagine yourself in the past feeling confident, and then locking that state (the mental and physical experience) for another situation where you might want to have those same resources. Episode 7 teaches how …

Cognitive Dissonance

Monish Subherwal

1.  “Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort experienced when simultaneously holding two or more conflicting cognitions: ideas, beliefs, values or emotional reactions. In a state of dissonance, people may sometimes feel “disequilibrium”: frustration, hunger, dread, guilt, anger, embarrassment, anxiety, etc.” – Wikipedia 2.  (My expansion) Cognitive dissonance also happens when people engage in behavior that conflicts with one’s beliefs. For example, when …

Cognitive reappraisal

Monish Subherwal

When something makes us feel bad, we might try to re-tell the story to ourselves in a way that isn’t quite so painful.

Continuers

Monish Subherwal

When we listen, we can respond to others using continuers that let the other person know their message is being received and that you are actively engaged with them.  Common continuers are expressed vocally or through head nods.  Vocal continuers are words like mm hm, uh huh, and yeah.

Creative Abrasion

Monish Subherwal

The tension and collision of ideas and perspectives when designers work together.  It is naturally to be expected within organizations that promote collaboration and innovation (the best ideas come from diverse viewpoints and divergent thinking). Where it becomes problematic is when a project’s momentum is halted as a result of people taking feedback and communication personally – moving critique into …