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Risk should preferably be viewed as an experiment. This helps with testing innovation and reducing risk if things don't turn out as intended.
When you take the time to consider the downside possibilities, it will be less frightening if they happen. This will give you the confidence to stay the course.
If you have only considered one possibility, you should probably worry about it.
Find many possibilities for success, then you can be positive that at least some of them might work out.
You will almost always have to take action before you know all the components your success will depend upon.
Be willing to commit to the path even when you are unsure of all the details. ...
Going on the offense does not mean that you place your trust in theories that you have not thought through.
Looking at your inner fears will help you to see things more realistically, creativ...
Embracing risk can be difficult if you focus on the outcome.
Instead, break the decision-making and the action process into smaller steps.
What prevents people from taking a risk is thinking that you can't start until everything is perfect.
We need the courage to make decisions with imperfect data and move forward as information...
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When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively. Studies have found that curiosity is associated with less defensive reactions to stress and less aggressive reactions to provocation.
Curiosity encourages members of a group to put themselves in one another’s shoes and take an interest in one another’s ideas rather than focus only on their own perspective.
Thus, conflicts are less heated, and groups achieve better results.
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It involves being able to see the point of view of someone you usually consider to be part of an outgroup.
Research finds that being able to offer another point of view - especially if...
Both perspective-taking and perspective-giving are powerful tools to help negotiate differences, particularly between groups of different power dynamics.
Although similar, perspective-taking is not the same as empathy. Empathy falls short in trying to reduce polarization. In fact, empathy appeared to make things worse.
We tend to feel empathy more towards people like us, that we can relate to. If an outgroup attacks an ingroup, the empathic concern doesn't help.
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Be willing to accept the inherent risk in not following what seemed to be the obvious route. Such risk tolerance is another important part of challenging what you think you know and cul...
Create vision boards–collages of words and images–related to business challenges or goals. Do mind-mapping or doodling exercises.
You will begin making remote associations. It can be hard and it’s a stretch, but it opens up new ways of thinking.
When you’re facing down something unexpected, you’re taken out of your everyday experience and all of the preconceived notions that go with it.
Do something new every day to capture the same openness. Take a new route home and carefully observe what’s there. Look for beauty, interesting architecture, or exceptional gardens. Remember how it feels to be truly observant and unsure of what to expect.
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