Whenever I think of change I turn to courage. It’s courage that drives change and helps us to take forward steps. Irrespective of whether I have my private or professional life in mind, the concept of the “Player and Victim” game comes to me as a very good inspiration. This is a game developed by Fred Kofman who allowed me to share it on my web page. It’s a simple set of questions to be asked each time we have to make our own ”After Action Review”. It’s a type of examination of conscience for each of us when we should think of past actions with view to the future.
One can be a Player and ask:
Or one rather prefers to be a Victim and play a game as follows:
The choice is ours and this happens to be one of my favourite games. It’s about courage and positive statement: sometimes you win, sometimes you… learn.
The change is about a desired state and aware journey. When I think of inducing change, gradual and conscious education comes to mind. The concept comes from psychology and is called: optimal difference. The said deviation is defined by the maximum scope of new information that the listener is ready to absorb and internalize at a given moment. It’s like taming a fox and making a friendship. One can make a step forward every day but the trick is how to make this effective. One needs the ability to see a little further and for me, slow is fast!
“You must be very patient,” replied the fox. “First you will sit down at a small distance from me-like that–in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye and you will say nothing. (….) . Yet every day, you will sit a little closer to me…”
“The Little Prince”– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry