• Seven Ways to Drive Yourself Crazy with Meta Programs

    frustration200x133Most people are already pretty good at crashing relationships and goofing up communication. Different people have different thinking styles (different Meta Programs). And people often have trouble with that. They like their own thinking just fine, it’s the other people they find weird. Look around you, and you will see plenty of irritation, misunderstanding, anger, frustration, conflict, despair and so on. So, how do they do it? How do they succeed in creating all this trouble? Or even more important: How do you do it? Let’s have a look at seven effective and time-tested ways to get frustrated through thinking styles. Seven proven ways to drive yourself crazy with Meta Programs.

  • Internal Locus of Control: Good or Bad?

    Look at the picture, isn’t Superman a prime example of internal locus of control? You don’t see Superman throwing his hands in the air and sighing ‘I sure wish I could save the world, but hey, it’s a pretty complex task’. A colleague who works with criminals as a therapist, had a difficult week last week. One of his clients murdered someone. And this, understandably, upset him very badly. He felt he should have seen it coming. In the last

  • Striving for goals or steering clear of problems?

    “Meta Programs are subconscious mental-emotional filters that determine what you attend to, what you sort for, and what you respond to in life. These patterns identify how you process information and what motivates you to act.”Coaching In the Workplace, Tim Hallbom and Nick LeForce

    Our Intention with this blog is to give you some experience with each of the different Meta Programs that MindSonar™ measures, and how you can learn to easily integrate them in any setting, whether it be personal or professional. Each week you will learn all of the different Meta Programs in depth.

  • How Can Change Be Effectively Implemented?

    This week we are exploring the idea of how we compare things around us, adapt to change, as well as the rate at which we prefer change in a specific area of our life. Knowing your own, or someone else’s pattern for change will guide you to the easiest path in effectively and gracefully bringing about any revisions. Pinpointing this ‘meta-program’ will bring great insight into the inner workings of a person, group or organization.

    Do you notice similarities? Or are you drawn to what is different?

  • What Moves Us to Take Action?

    What motivates you to move ahead? Or, do you prefer to wait and gather information from others before acting? When learning about what motivates us (or others) to take action, it is very helpful to determine the typically unconscious pattern or Meta Program that gets us to move ahead.

    Action Level Pattern Proactive vs. Reactive