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“It is hard to keep an open mind during an heated argument isn’t it? People get identified with certain ideas and assert them fervently. They responses to those with it really consider evidence against their own views.
Why Are People Closed-minded?
Once a belief has been established, it is hard to change. Often our beliefs are set early in life as a result of our up-bringing and limited exposure to other belief systems. For that reason, the majority of people share the religious faith and political beliefs of their
Beliefs are maintained by selective exposure to information. Media research demonstrates that individuals privatize themselves by paying most attention to those media that support their beliefs and much less to media that offer contrary ideas. As well, birds of a feather DO flock together, so we surround ourselves with people of like mind in our clubs, churches, and workplace. Once polarized in our beliefs and opinions, we tend to ignore or dismiss contrary evidence so as “not to be confused by the facts.”
Benefits of cultivating communication at work
Tapping into the power of breakthrough dialogue
My intention is not that he change, but only that he be thoughtful when we talk. For me, that is a more attainable goal than change.”
Adriano understands how to increase your returns on leadership. He works with professionals in world-class organizations that include Philip Morris, Microsoft, the World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, the US Marine Corps, the State Department and NASA. A skilled experiential educator with corporate leadership experience, he is the Founder & Principal Consultant of ParticipAction Consulting, Inc., a firm committed to help clients redefine change, collaboration and power in their organizations. He co-authored "Teachable Moments of Leadership" with Jill Hufnagel in 2016, on a learning methodology that gets results by going from PowerPoint to …powerful!