The Neuroscience of Change Resistance

  • Friday, July 02, 2021
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Must email a copy of your current full time status student ID


Many of us have gone to a Lean seminar, tour or training that has ignited a passion for change. We leave these introductions to a new way of thinking filled with the hope and possibilities, but when the rubber hits the road the resistance of others and even our own resistance to change throttles or even extinguishes our passion and closes us off to possibility. Why is change so hard? Why do people resist change so much?

According a 2015 McKinsey study 70 percent of change programs fail to achieve their goals, largely due to employee resistance and lack of management support. Could it be that we are missing a significant piece of the change puzzle? 

In this event you will learn the neuroscience behind why we resist change. You will understand better how we can understand Lean philosophy fully and yet still fail to convert that philosophy into experience. You will understand how our familiar environment, the people, places, and things we interact with, keep us from making new choices in the moment.

You will understand the role stress plays in the resistance to change and how the fear of an unknown outcome neurologically and biologically moves us into repeating past behaviors. You will learn a practical tool you can use in the moment to reverse that automatic and often unconscious biological response.

Finally, I will introduce you to a proven model for individual change. If individual resistance is the largest obstacle to sustained change, then providing individuals with a process for personal change and transformation just might be the piece of the puzzle we have been missing.

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