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CHANGE THE

WAY YOU

SEE
THINGS
Through Asset-Based Thinking by Kathryn D. Cramer, Ph.D & Hank Wasiak

Focus on Deficit-Based Thinking(DBT)
• • • • • • • • • What You Don’t Want What You Need What Is Problematic What You Can’t Do What Isn’t Working Who Is Against You What Is Holding You Back What You Stand To Lose Your Setbacks

Focus on Asset-Based Thinking(ABT)
• • • • • • • • • What You Want What You Have What Is Possible What You Can Do What Is Working Who Is With You What Is Propelling You Forward What You Stand To Gain Your Achievements

The Asset-Based Thinker’s S.O.S
Self “S”
Reminds you to look within yourself for your talents and strengths that are most useful in any circumstance.

Others “O”
Refers to your focus on the strengths and talents of others, and the positive qualities in your relationships (Such as trust, respect, collaboration).

Situations “S”
Stands for the assets inherent in any situation. Good experiences naturally provide assets such as stimulation, opportunity, and synergy. But even unwelcome situations contain important assets such as vital new perspectives and life lessons.

The Asset-Based Thinking Ripple Effect: Tap your personal assets first, all others will follow

Personal Assets • Purpose • Passion • Confidence • Curiosity • Resilience • Courage • Analytical and Intuitive Skills • Emotional Intelligence • Subject Matter Expertise • Open-Mindedness • Integrity • Ethics

Relational Assets • Compassion • Empathy • Mutual Trust and Respect • Commitment to the Welfare of others • Skills in: - Collaboration - Giving and Receiving Feedback - Resolving Conflict - Listening - Advocacy - Enrollment

Situational Assets • Challenges that Promote Breakthrough Solutions • Setbacks that Promote New Standards of Performance • Mistakes that Offer New Insights and Learning • Opportunities that Provide for Innovation, Mastery, and Advancement

STORYBOARD YOUR ADVENTURE
Scene 1: Unleash Your Power

YOUR TRUE POWER

STORYBOARD YOUR ADVENTURE
Scene 2: Expend Your Circle of Influence

YOUR INFLUENCE2

STORYBOARD YOUR ADVENTURE
Scene 3: Ensure Maximum Impact

MAXIMUM IMPACT

19 Feb 2009 http://blessedfool.gaia.com/blog

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