Master the ‘Earning Response’ By Marshall Goldsmith Building good habits...
The application of the LPR process to any professional or personal challenge is limited only by your imagination and your resourcefulness in recruiting people to join you.
The LPR creates a safe space that keeps you safe, too.
Participants instantly welcome and comply with the no-cynicism, no-judgment atmosphere of an LPR meeting, with one exception: when they talk about themselves. Somehow group members think they’re exempt from the safe space rules in the LPR if their negativity is not directed at others. Of the 60 sessions I led in our first LPR “season,” I can’t recall one in which I didn’t have to interrupt one or two participants in the middle of a harsh self-judgment of their past behavior.
Usually it’s a casual confession about a supposed deficiency (“I’m not good at…”). I’d urgently wave my arms, saying, “Stop, stop, stop!” Then I’d make them raise their hand, say their name, and repeat after me: “Although I’ve been bad at X in the past, that was a previous me. I do not have an incurable genetic defect that prevents me from changing for the better.” They usually get the message the first time they’re busted:
A safe space is for everyone, including the people we have been.