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Overcoming Barriers to Behavior Change by Juanita Coble

Overcoming Barriers to Behavior Change

Part of the TD at Work (formerly Infoline) Series


Overcoming Barriers to Behavior Change by Juanita Coble

Have you ever worked with a team that was ready for change, but then failed to follow through? Have you ever wondered why some employees fail to apply what they learn in training to their day-to-day work? Perhaps change blockers are in play. In Overcoming Barriers to Behavior Change, Juanita Coble and Adelka Vendl identify common change blockers and provide strategies for surmounting them.This TD at Work issue explains how fear, laziness, and resignation can keep employees from reaching their potential, even when they want to improve. The authors discuss how provocative coaching-or playing the devil's advocate while being on the side of the angels -can help people get past the feelings that are blocking them from making a positive change.In this issue, you will find:positive and negative aspects of change blockersthe six C Steps that promote behavior changestories of organizations that have made change stickstrategies for thinking two steps ahead10 ways to coach provocatively.

About the Author

Juanita Coble is owner of Cobleworks, an independent training company in the Netherlands that offers bespoke high-impact training empowered by theatrical techniques. She is a frequently invited speaker at the Association for Talent Development International Conference and Exposition.Adelka Vendl is an organizational psychologist helping companies to implement behavior change. She is an expert on provocative psychology, offers training to professionals, and does research at the University of Amsterdam on coaching and psychology.

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Publication date

30th December 2016


Juanita Coble

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ASTD Press an imprint of American Society for Training & Development


20 pages




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