Three Top Tips for Dealing with Change Successfully from Jamil Qureshi
Understand your strengths
Caricature what you want to change
Jamil Qureshi is our opening keynote speaker at SDI19, where he’ll present ‘High Performance Teams’. Jamil is an expert in the psychology of leadership, leadership communication, improving people performance and specialises in purposeful and meaningful change techniques.
My three top tips for dealing with change successfully is be motivated by what you’re seeking to achieve not motivated by what you’re seeking to avoid. It’s really important for us to be motivated by what we see as the rewards for winning, not what we don’t want to happen.
Secondly, I would always say to understand your strengths. Understanding strengths is a key attribute. Many people who perform successfully in business and sport have excellent levels of self-awareness. They know when they’ve had a good game in sport and they know when they’ve had a bad game. Super performers are really good at understanding their talent and how they’ve applied it.
And my third top tip is caricature, whatever it is you want to change. Sometimes we want to be more confident, more courageous, more innovative and we try a little bit, we play around with it. I think it’s much more important to imagine that we can do so much more with that particular discipline, character or personality that we are trying to put into place and try & keep it front of mind so you can use it on the telephone, in meetings, as much as you possibly can because success is a habit. Habits are replicated behaviour, we have to keep doing them for them to become internalised and for them to become part of us.