Four funny change management resources related to ‘Switch – how to change things when change is hard,’ by the Heath brothers

In this month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors’ newsletter I review the Heath brothers book ‘Switch – how to change things when change is hard’.  It’s a keeper.  Check out the blog post where I review the book, see the blog post for resources related to the theme of change &/or keep reading for four funny resources related to the theme of change.

Regardless be introduced to the elephant that is living within you (& which plays a huge role in all your change efforts).

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The following resources, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, build on the themes in the book review.

  • Because as the Heath brothers say ‘we’re all loophole-exploiting lawyers when it comes to our own self-control’ watch these kids in the famous (& hilarious) marshmallow experiment try to exert their self-control (watch for the kid at minute 2:48).


  • Or see what adults look like when they try to do the same (watch the guy at 1:33 min).


  • Speaking of elephants (our emotional side that needs to be motivated), watch this ‘who’s on first’ type video talking about the elephant in the room (2:06 min).  Even robots have a hard time with them.


  • People will do almost anything not to change.  Even pay money (33 seconds).


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