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Oct 9

Come To Terms: Velleity

A wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action. The desire, with no intention of doing anything.

You can have a great Purpose, chant your vision all day to demonstrate Commitment, and know exactly what one thing you'll do next to establish your Direction. But until you have Movement, it's all just wishful thinking. Intention is not Progress.  Do something!

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 "Come To Terms" is our new blog series on powerful and evocative terms that our clients encounter that challenge them to...

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Sep 28

Come To Terms: The Abilene Paradox

A feature/cause of many poor or daft decisions by groups or committees, in which the collective (unanimous or group) decision is considered wrong or silly by individual members, and/or is clearly wrong or silly from an rational standpoint.

The term is from Jerry B Harvey's book The Abilene Paradox and other Meditations on Management (Jossey-Bass, 1988): a family decide to go to Abilene, as suggested by a family member who believes others might want to go, although he had no strong personal view himself. The trip was a waste of time, after which it emerged that no-one wanted...

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Sep 26

Come to Terms: Learned Helplessness

  

Learned helplessness, in psychology, a mental state in which an organism forced to bear aversive stimuli or stimuli that are painful or otherwise unpleasant, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are “escapable,” presumably because it has learned that it cannot ...

Learned Helplessness is real and debilitating requiring one to fight with all their might to be released from its clutches.  The complexity of this syndrome also lies in how it just "creeps" into ones life and subtly establishes itself in an individuals...

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