Author(s): Damian Hughes
Everybody wants to change something, whether it is work, life, yourself or someone else. Based on evidence-based psychological principles, including those drawn from CBT, this book demonstrates how you can bring about positive change in your life. Bursting with powerful tips, tricks, advice and guidance taken from interviews with some of the most positive and productive people in the world, from Mohammed Ali and Richard Branson to Alex Ferguson and Tiger Woods.
Damian Hughesis Professor of Organisational Psychology and Change for Manchester Metropolitan University. He's also the founder of LiquidThinker, which takes the methods used by great achievers and shows how to adopt them into life and business to achieve dreams and ambitions. His innovative approach has been praised by Sir Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Sir Alex Ferguson .He also runs a Manchester inner-city youth club and is the author of Liquid Thinking and Liquid Leadership (Capstone).
How to Change Almost Anything Introduction - The Curse of Knowledge - Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. 10 steps to change almost anything 1. Create the right first impression - Approaching change in the right way makes the path ahead smoother. 2. Decide how you want to be perceived - What you do and say are critical when you need to win over others and take them with you. 3. Recognise the power of emotions - Avoid the triggers that cause people to feel negatively about change 4. Address the four big needs - Controlling your feelings puts you in the best position to influence change. 5. Understand your reaction to change - How you interpret the facts of the situation will ultimately determine the outcome. 6. Anticipate how those around you will react to change - Learn to be flexible in your style, communication and approach with others to get the support you need. 7. Examine your beliefs - If your beliefs promote change, everything else will follow so much more easily. 8. Avoid belief traps - Spot the most common mistakes that keep people rooted in the old ways of doing things. 9. Be aware of where you're sitting - Your everyday environment shapes your thoughts - understand what factors are influencing you and you might find the magic change key. 10. Take action - Over to you... Personal Postscript