September 28, 2011
This series is about the importance of being able to reframe a person’s mindset during a change initiative to shift how he or she sees and interprets certain things. In this post, I talk about “danger” people and “opportunity” people, and describe how each responds to reframing.
September 20, 2011
It’s important to be able to reframe a person’s mindset during a change initiative to shift how he or she sees and interprets certain things. In this post, I describe in detail two key elements in reframing: frame of reference and priorities, and describe how to apply each.
September 13, 2011
Often, when we communicate a “content” message to a sponsor or someone else involved in our change initiative, we send it from our own frame of reference, not the receiver’s. It usually isn’t very effective. In this post, I describe a three-step method of communication that is much more likely to be accepted.
September 6, 2011
Why is reframing important? Professional change agents must be able to influence those they serve—especially sponsors. Sometimes they must reshape others’ views, as well as their understanding of a situation, to help achieve the goals of a change initiative.
In this new series, I address the key reframing skills every practitioner should know, and include such topics as:
How to be direct and explicit when reframing others
Why frame of reference and priorities are so important when reframing a person’s mindset
The difference between reframing “danger” people and “opportunity” people