Those of you who already studied the makeup of atoms know that even the
most stable ones among them become unstable the moment an atom’s
electrons don’t equal the number of its protons. They are said to become
excited, which makes them vulnerable and likely to end up merging with
other atoms . . . against their will. Would you say that electrons and
protons are very much the same?
Nor should any of us want to be the same as our counterparts . . .
similar, maybe, in some things; but different enough to allow young
souls to feel superior in some aspect, and older souls to feel needed .
. . as peacekeepers.
Ask yourself this primary question: Am I a Willfully Energized Brain—a
System 2 enabled thinker? If you answer Yes and mean it, then you know,
you have what it takes to acquire programmed habit patterns, regardless
of their nature, anytime you choose. Yes? No? . . . Let’s take a
break.When we return, we’ll
discuss the pros and cons of training to become a scholastic E:P:N
leader—an eclectic educational coach.
Profs. Max Bazerman & Deepak Malhotra report on the distinction
between two types of thinking. “The intuitive, fast, effortless System 1
thinking versus the slower, conscious, System 2 thinking. Both approaches
have their advantages and drawbacks. The questions are: What type of
thinking is most often applied in our work place? And what systems and
procedures do your organizations employ to encourage one type of
thinking over the other?”