viernes, 19 de agosto de 2011

The fear to change

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of HP talks about the dynamics of change and fear in this lecture to Stanford University students offered in May, 2007.

Self-study activity:
Before you watch an extract of Carly's talk, try to decide if, in your opinion, the following statements are true or false.

Everybody is afraid of something.
Some people are blocked by their fears.
Courageous people manage to defeat their fears.
The business world is about risk-taking.
Change is always difficult.
Most people are afraid of venturing into the unknown, which stops change.
People who have positions of power and influence what to keep them.
Wanting to keep one’s power and influence is human, but it also stops change.

Now watch the video and check which of the statements above are true or false.

You can read a transcript of the talk here.

All the statements are true.