New Year. Fresh start. Time to turn our attention to pastures new, make ourselves promises and change our behaviour for the better.
But, in all areas of life, the 2020s must be the decade of sustainability, and that goes for our behaviours too. We’re coming to recognise that a throwaway attitude doesn’t cut it, and when it comes to our behaviours, life isn’t that simple. It’s rarely possible to change our propensities wholesale – we’ve got to work with what we’ve got, whilst being open to growth and possibility.
So, how do we instigate and maintain lasting change? Well, we’re into recycling - here’s our post on New Year’s Resolutions from January 2019.
But this time, we’d love you to check in and let us know how you’re getting on.
If you wanted a starter for ten, you can't go wrong with these 3 top tips:
Start with your strengths.
The Belbin process begins with identifying and helping you to understand and articulate your strengths. We need to start with the positives, because this gives us the confidence to tackle areas of difficulty.
Have the courage to admit failures.
As we wave goodbye to the decade that saw ‘fake news’ added to the Oxford English Dictionary, wouldn’t it be great if we could replace bravado with authenticity and admit that we struggle with some contributions, sometimes? That we get distracted or impatient, or cynical? If the ‘twenty-teens’ (is that a thing?) saw us form-filling and box-ticking competencies, let the 2020s be the decade where we take stock and ask for help when needed.
Find the middle ground.
We all have quick wins – latent talents just waiting to be explored and here’s where a growth mindset will come into its own. But we need to work thoughtfully and strategically on cultivating our manageable behaviours – springing the abstract concept of change haphazardly on ourselves on the first of January is unlikely to get results.
Your Belbin Report will help you identify your strongest suits, your weaknesses and your latent strengths. It will offer you advice and strategies for managing and articulating your unique set of contributions so that others know what to expect and can help you towards your goals. And because behaviour is always our focus, it’s easy to find practical applications for our recommendations, which lead to measurable outcomes.
Ready to begin?