Change Resiliency Blog

Your Brain On Change, Part 2: The Entorhinal Cortex

by Kevin Thomas, Learning & Development “X is changing at a dizzying pace.”  It’s a hackneyed phrase, yet it speaks to something very true about how our brains respond to change.  The entorhinal cortex is a part of our brain that creates maps, both of our physical world, of our social… Continue reading »

Your Brain on Change, Part 1: The Amygdala Hijack

by Kevin Thomas, Learning & Development Manager In the next series of posts, we’ll try to get a better understanding of how our neurological wiring predisposes us to relate to change.  In many ways this wiring represents an obstacle — our brains don’t like change that much.  Describing these obstacles… Continue reading »

Finding Choices in Unwanted Change.

by Kevin Thomas, Learning & Development Manager Our attitude towards change is informed greatly by two factors: choice and desire.  The more a change is something that we desire and something that we choose, the more likely we are to embrace it.  People don’t have an intrinsic resistance to… Continue reading »

The Change Curve

by Kevin Thomas, Learning & Development Manager Even when it’s positive, change involves loss.  This is even more the case when change is unwanted.  So it should come as no surprise that the foundations of thinking about resiliency in times of change comes from Elizabeth Kubler Ross (1926-2004), the… Continue reading »