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Transforming Talent Insights - Issue #58 Barriers to Transformation: The Magical Magnetic Pull of Novelty vs. Nostalgia

Elizabeth M. Lembke - Chief Talent Navigator (HR Consultant)
Elizabeth M. Lembke - Chief Talent Navigator (HR Consultant)
The Magical Magnetic Pull of Novelty vs. Nostalgia
Magic plays with our perceptions. It taps into something that is familiar and surprises us with an outcome we were not anticipating.
To our collective surprised delight.
Magic dances in the space of the nostalgia, the familiar, the comfortable, the good ol´, and novelty, the new, the surprising, the pretty shiny penny.

By thinking like a Magic Maker can we find better ways to address change? A-Maze Co-Captain Mike Hruska takes us through a unique way to address Barriers to Transformation
By thinking like a Magic Maker can we find better ways to address change? A-Maze Co-Captain Mike Hruska takes us through a unique way to address Barriers to Transformation
Which leads to the questions:
  • Can magic help us highlight the push and pull forces behind the romance of nostalgia and the spellbinding aspects of novelty, when we are trying to transform an organization or change a situation?
  • Can adopting a magic maker mindset help uncover and address the real Barriers to Transformation that would otherwise stay hidden behind the nostalgia or novelty curtain?
  • Can a magic maker mindset aid our ability to create brave spaces, where people can and will raise their voices - and where they will be heard?
Well, it can certainly help, but we must be clear that it is more than just saying Abracadabra. To quote Nancy Krauss, “we have to change the experience, to change the belief, to change the behavior.”
In other words, we need to understand the perceptions, in order to address the beliefs and in order to change the experience. We have to learn to play in the magical space between nostalgia and novelty to uncover the magic that can arise from the in-between space, that comprises the barriers to transformation.
Barriers to Transformation winning meme from Nancy Krauss
Barriers to Transformation winning meme from Nancy Krauss
So what can we do to work against this push and pull at the most fundamental levels of business and work behaviors e.g. work socialization?
Are there levers that we can use to help us dispel (dis-)belief and help us see something that we otherwise were not open to believing?
Are there more impactful ways to call out the elephants in the room and gain the HIPPO’s hearts and minds?
How can magic help us find creative ways to deal with the paradoxical behaviors of the push and pull of nostalgia vs. novelty?
To find out, I invite you in to watch the Magic Maker Mindset primer with our A-Maze 2022 Co-Captain Mike Hruska where we address exactly these questions:
Watch the Magic Maker Mindset with Magic Mike Hruska
A Maze 2022 Mike Hruska Magic Maker Mindset Primer: Barriers to Transformation
A Maze 2022 Mike Hruska Magic Maker Mindset Primer: Barriers to Transformation
Watch A-Maze Barriers to Transformation Overview from Elizabeth Lembke as she Bridges the Connection to Magic
A-Maze 2022 Barriers to Transformation Overview Elizabeth Lembke Mike Hruska and Nancy Krauss
A-Maze 2022 Barriers to Transformation Overview Elizabeth Lembke Mike Hruska and Nancy Krauss
Huge THANK YOU to A-Maze 2022 Co-Captain Mike Hruska
Change is Magic: Mike Hruska at TEDxJohnstown
Your Experience on Change the Experience To Change the Belief To Change the Behavior?
What about you?
As you look to your experience going through change and transformation, what shifting of perspectives helped you see things differently and therefore make a shift? I would love to hear your insights!
#doittolearnit and all are welcome on the Good Ship Transforming Talent to explore: Can transformation be meme-able?
#doittolearnit and all are welcome on the Good Ship Transforming Talent to explore: Can transformation be meme-able?
Next A-Maze 2022 is April 28th: Vitality-Viability-Vulnerabilty
Our A-Maze 2022 Transformation Passport Journey continues with the next Port-of-Call around the Cross-Waters of Vitality-Viability-Vulnerability on April 28th! I will be joined by my Co-Captain Vince Pitre, owner of New Outcomes Working and multi-faceted therapist, and along for the ride will also be the #FreetoBe #joymonger herself Cordelia Gaffar and the man who pushed me into the “be more vulnerable” zone Garry Turner via his invitation to be a part of his podcast together with Cordelia and Eric Henderson. Our podcast Episode link
So come along on the Good Ship Transforming Talent - together, we will get through these waves.
A-Maze 2022 Port of Call for April
A-Maze 2022 Port of Call for April
Transforming Talent Insights... Your Wobbles?
Our A-Maze 2022 March Port-of-Call was about Learning Happening in the Wobble. I would love to hear from you about a time that you went into the land of the first time, where you attempted something that hadn’t done before and felt the magic that was going into that brave zone! When you “wiggled it” just a little bit.
And, of course, if you are looking for support, a co-captain, a sparring partner along your transformation journey, do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Sending all of my best wishes,
Your favorite Chief Talent Navigator
#Learningwobbles
#Learningwobbles
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Elizabeth M. Lembke - Chief Talent Navigator (HR Consultant)
Elizabeth M. Lembke - Chief Talent Navigator (HR Consultant) @elizabethlembke

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Elizabeth Lembke, Transforming Talent Consulting: www.transformingtalent.co and www.transformingtalent.de