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How to Change Absolutely Anything by Prof. Damian Hughes

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Step 6

Anticipate how those around you will react to change: learning to be flexible to get the support you need

‘Me. We.’

...is the shortest poem in the English language. In 1974, after his ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ fight, Muhammed Ali was invited to address the students of Harvard University. When asked to recite a poem that defined his philosophy of success, he stood up, pointed to himself and said, ‘Me.’ He then threw his arms wide to the whole audience and said, ‘We.’

Social identity theory: The staffroom test

Imagine going into work on a rainy Monday morning after you have enjoyed a great weekend, which has left you feeling positive and ready to face change head-on. You meet someone who hasn’t had the same kind of weekend as you and ...

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