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It’s crunch time!
Compare your actual behaviours with your Valēre blueprint on page 10 of the workbook and answer the following questions:
With the answers in mind complete your goal on page 14:
I commit to improve one behaviour that is not aligned with my values. To grow my value driven change leadership shadow, I will …
If I tend to evade difficult tasks I would write “To boost my Valēre, I commit to start working alongside others on one difficult task every week for the next month.”
Use the following four tips to give yourself the best chances to succeed with the behavioural shift, by
Thoroughly set a S.M.A.R.T. goal to shift one behaviour out of your work zone into the value driver zone. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. These criteria should be met when setting any goal with this toolkit.
Make sure that continuing what you are doing right now is as hard as choosing to make the shift. Often behavioural changes fail because the shift is competing with an alternative in which you need to do nothing. People almost certainly will go the route of least effort.
To make your new behaviour a habit, set yourself daily or weekly email reminders for the next month.
For additional motivation use loss aversion. Pay a significant amount into a “jam jar” upfront which will be lost if you fail to make the shift. The more visible your “jam jar” and your progress towards keeping the price the more effective.
For more ideas and tips on how to create resilience and change habits check out our Resilient Change Leader course.
Social incentives and being held accountable have immense power to motivate behavioural shifts. You might choose to enrol an EXCELerate trainer, a mentor, your kids or your social media network to hold you accountable.
Share your goal in the EXCELerate community and read what other’s have committed to.
After this assignment, complete the learning checkpoint III to proceed with your course.