My notes on a recent workshop I attended, called "Reprogramming Yourself": https://anaulin.org/blog/workshop-notes-reprogramming-yourself/
@anaulin I feel scepticism towards this approach - the expectation that leaders need to be what people imagine they are (confident, wise, and knowledgable) - and when people fall short from that feeling to build themselves up with positive affirmations ("I deserve my success"") amongst other leaders.
Could we not have supportive/co-operative workplaces that don't demand so much from the leaders? Seems possibly a problem of giving too much status to them in the first place.
@nicksellen I think you are projecting a lot of your own assumptions here. I never said anything about affirmations, let alone about success and "deserving", or about becoming some weird image of what you think "leaders" are supposed to be.
Agreed about the picture seeming insensitive -- I confess I didn't notice it. Doubly insensitive if the person in the picture was homeless, which I have no reason to believe they are (seems clean and well dressed -- again, assumptions).
@anaulin ah yeah I was commenting on the content about the workshop from the link in your writeup http://coleadership.com/experiences/reprogramming-yourself (which includes the affirmations I mentioned).
I guess my thoughts don't resonate with your experience :)
@nicksellen That's weird. I can't find the word "affirmation" anywhere in that page you linked to. They do talk about "inner voices", and what you described as an "affirmation" is what they describe as an example of a possible inner voice.
There seems to be a really big different between the classic "positive affirmation" idea and talking about "inner voices".
I guess you're right -- the way you are projecting your preconceptions does not align at all with what I'm seeing.
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