S02E12 The Upstream And Downstream Episode
February 20, 2023
Theresa Destrebecq & Vincent Musolino
- Describe a time when you helped a stranger.
- sense of ownership
- autonomy as a cop-out for organizational responsibility
- not about changing the fish, but about changing the environment
- When we invite people into our organizations, are we hoping they will be 'unbreakable'?
- the challenge of changing the whole organization
- teaching fish to swim in the toxic water, or changing the water
- Is the entire system toxic?
- lower toxicity with caring and listening
- leadership, history impact how toxic the environment
- treating the symptom rather than the cause
- duty to support the individuals and the leadership
- Is resilience a lever like leadership, or like psychological safety? Is it a result?
- Can we directly impact resilience?
- Resilience as it relates to personal struggle
- Asking "Why me?" versus "What now?"
- The questions we ask determine how resilient we are
- Resilience as a learned experience, not a theoretical one
- Relationship supportive of our resilience
- Causality is difficult to determine
- What? So what? Now what?
- Time spent looking for why - does it matter?
- Does the category help find the solution?
- Do you need to know what is in the ocean to clean it?
- How resources impact how/where we spent our time?
- Where are the resources most impactful?
- If you can clean it, why worry about dirtying it in the first place?
- Apply resources where the leverage is highest
- System and people are complex
- Yes for the system, AND yes for the individual
- How often do we rely on the system to take care of us?
- Moving out of the either/or choices
- Binary bias - when there is no middle ground, we have to choose one or the other
- multiple layers of action - I, We, They
- not looking for reasons, but looking for meaning and actions
- when point 1 finger outward, there are 3 fingers pointing backward
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