Can You Change Other People?
We’re continuing a series of episodes on the topic of change. Back in Episode 339, we talked with Katy Milkman about her book How to Change, which provided some helpful insights into the behavioral science of change. Then we talked with Gary Lloyd in Episode 343 about his book Gardeners Not Mechanics to get practical insights on how to lead change in organizations.
I wanted to add one more episode in the series to focus on a key aspect of what we need to do as leaders: help others to change.
Peter Bregman and Howie Jacobson have written a remarkable new book entitled You Can Change Other People: The Four Steps to Help Your Colleagues, Employees—Even Family—Up Their Game.
Did you catch that title? You can change other people. Isn’t there something about the phrasing that just seems wrong? Isn’t it true that you can’t change other people—you can only change yourself?
Peter and Howie are going to challenge that idea today. They’ll share why changing others might just be the most important capability a leader can develop. They’ll share some examples of how NOT to try to get someone to change. More importantly, they’ll give us a taste of what their four steps are and how to use them.
It’s a fun conversation with two people who are actively using these ideas every day to help people change. I can’t wait to share this discussion with you.
Learn more about Peter and Howie at BregmanPartners.com/change/.
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