Our Lizard Brain

You’re sitting in a meeting and someone starts talking about “vision.”  You immediately start looking at your Blackberry.  Not only are you frustrated that you and your colleagues left your Buzzwork Bingo cards in your office, discussions of vision just aren’t what floats your boat.  ”Vision” never helps you get things done.  It’s just a waste of time dreaming about something that isn’t going to happen anyway.

You’ve just experienced your “lizard brain” kicking in.

Seth Godin has a blog post that discusses some of the effects of the lizard brain, and it reminded us of what we call “filters.”  Read the post and let us know what you think.  What creates resistance in you?  What does leadership announce that makes your amygdala fire?

Our next post will be about Seth’s new book, Linchpin:  Are You Indispensable?

 

 

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