Global Dexterity and Reach: Step Out of Comfort Zones With Andy Molinsky | TNN12
The New Nomad
Would you willingly step out of your comfort zone? Staying inside our “comfort zone” can make us feel safe and in control, but is it truly the best thing for us? Being in the Zoom existence that Covid-19 brought, it’s easier to just stay where you are comfortable and not challenged. There are some people who help others develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones. Andy Molinsky, a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, is one of them. In this episode of The New Nomad, Andy joins Andrew Jernigan and Allen Koski for another knowledge-filled episode about being comfortable outside your cultural comfort zone. They also shared their experiences in being out of their own comfort bubble and the good and not so good things they got from it. This episode teaches people how to adapt and adjust their behavior in a new culture - an interesting episode that brings light to cultural flexibility necessary in this digital day and age.[2:52] Working out your resilience[10:16] Creating trust and intimacy, virtually[12:16] Embracing the uncomfortable: conviction, customization, and clarity[18:59] Accepting our differences[20:22] Not everything about culture matters[25:49] Passing our stories to the next generationGUEST BIO:Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University. Andy’s work helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important, but challenging, tasks in work and life. His research and writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, NPR and Voice of America. Andy was awarded as a Top Voice for LinkedIn for his work in education. His first book, Global Dexterity (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), received the Axiom Award (Silver Medal) for Best Business Book in International Business & Globalization and has been used widely in organizations around the world, including Boeing, AIG, the US Air Force Academy, and the Clinton Foundation, among others. His new book Reach was published with Penguin Random House in January 2017. He teaches, consults, and lectures widely to university and corporate audiences. Andy Molinsky Links:Website: https://www.andymolinsky.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andymolinsky/Twitter: https://twitter.com/andymolinsky?lang=enFollow Insured Nomads at:Instagram: @insurednomadswww.insurednomads.com
#98 Reach Out of Your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky
When we are young, it is so easy for us to try new things and get out of our comfort zone. But as we grow up, different situations happen where we start to learn to stay where we are comfortable. Perhaps we have a big failure and lose something dear to us. Maybe we do something wrong and get criticized harshly. No matter the way it happens, we become conditioned to not take risks. Today, listen to the show to hear Andy Molinsky speak about his formula, The Three C’s, to reach out of your comfort zone. Get inspired to discover your conviction, customize your approach and gain clarity on what your reality might look like!Key Points from this Episode:We all have different zones: comfort, panic, learning, etc. Different tasks fall into different zones and they can change over time. Anxiety does serve a purpose; too much might paralyze you from action but a little bit might provide the right amount of motivation for you to step outside your comfort zone.The Three C’s: Conviction, Customization and Clarity. Think about a situation that is outside of your comfort zone. First think about the why, this covers Conviction. Next you can figure out a way to make stepping outside a little easier for you, customize it. Finally establish the realistic outcomes of this step outside of your comfort zone, this provides clarity.Babies have a learning orientation, they get feedback from parents and the outcomes of what they try. Over time, we shift from learning orientation to a performance orientation. Psychological safety plays a big part in stepping outside of comfort zones within organizations. Think about how you can contribute to your organization's psychological safety.We are really good at avoiding anything outside of our comfort zone, but if we try and reflect on what happens then every time it will get easier. When stepping outside our comfort zones it is very common to have some kind of physical or body response (like a knot in your stomach). Normalize this! About AndyAndy Molinsky is a professor, consultant and keynote speaker. He helps individuals and teams reach their potential by learning to step outside their personal and cultural comfort zones. He is the author of two popular business books (Global Dexterity and Reach)and was recently chosen as one of Marshall Goldsmith’s Top 50 World Leaders in Coaching. He has two different coaching and training certification programs based on his books. Check out his website - www.andymolinsky.com.
Expert: Helping People Step Outside Their Personal and Cultural Comfort Zones, with Andy Molinsky
Discover Your Talent–Do What You Love
Andy Molinsky, professor of international management and psychology at Brandeis University and author, knows that stepping outside of one’s comfort zone, both personally and culturally, is one of the hardest things people have to do. “But, you are probably going to have to, if you want to grow, learn, develop—to achieve your goals.” That is what his work is about: helping people understand the challenges, what holds them back, how they might be avoiding it, and what they can do to be more successful.
How To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone | Andy Molinsky
The LEADx Leadership Show with Kevin Kruse
Dr. Andy Molinsky is a professor of psychology and organizational behavior at Brandeis University and has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and even NPR. He is the author of the book Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Build Confidence, and Rise to the Challenge. Sponsored by: * LEADx.org – subscribe to become 1% better every single day Subscribe on iTunes to join our VIP Club: Please click here to subscribe on iTunes, and leave a quick rating. Nothing matters more for bringing the podcast to the attention of others. After you subscribe and leave a review, send an email to info at leadx dot org to let us know, and we’ll invite you into the private LEADx VIP Group on Facebook. Group members are eligible for ridiculously good prizes each month, have special access to me and LEADx guests, discounts on live events, and of course it’s a great forum for peer-learning and support. Share: And, by all means, if you know someone you think would benefit, please spread the word by using the share buttons below. — What is LEADx and The LEADx Show with Kevin Kruse? Imagine if you could have the world’s best executive coaches and leadership mentors whispering into your ear every morning on your way to work. Every Monday, there will be a new episode of The LEADx Leadership Show with an interview from a different thought leadership or business expert. Many of these guests are thought leaders, famous authors or high-profile CEOs from innovative startup companies. Others are creatives, artists, entrepreneurs or corporate career leaders. They have all achieved extreme success and they are willing to share practical advice on how to advance your career and develop your leadership and management skills by offering daily career tips on time management, productivity, marketing, personal branding, communication, sales, leadership, team building, talent management and other personal development and career development topics. There will be a new episode waiting for you just in time for your morning commute, morning treadmill session or whatever else it is you do to start your day. LEADx isn’t just the name of this new podcast, it’s the name of a digital media and online learning company that is re-imagining professional development for millennials and career driven professionals looking to break into manager roles or excel in current leadership and management roles. If you’re looking for management training or professional development that is delivered in a fun and engaging way, sign up for our daily newsletter at LEADx.org. It’s packed with life hacks, daily career tips and leadership challenges that will turn you into a high potential leader in no time. What does LEADx stand for? We are exploring leadership. We are about NEXT GENERATION leadership. We believe that professional training and workplace education has not kept up with advances in digital media. Today’s emerging leaders and management professionals just don’t find 5 day workshops or eLearning modules to be very compelling. Today’s talent is mobile and social. LEADx wants to help those that want to make an impact. Leadership is not a choice. You don’t need a title to lead. You’re a leader whether you want to be or not. Leadership is about influence. We want to help those who want to be great leaders. Great leaders at work, at home and in the neighborhood. We want to help others who just want more from life and who want to achieve their full potential. We hope you join us on this journey! Sign up at LEADx.org.
132: Andy Molinsky | How to Extend the Reach of Rapport Across Cultures
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Andy Molinsky (@andymolinsky) is a professor of organizational behavior and psychology at Brandeis University’s International Business School and author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process. What We Discuss with Andy Molinsky: Common cross-cultural tripwires. How to diagnose our cultural differences and assess situations in cultural context to build rapport. Processes and practicals to avoid common miscommunications. 10 cultural codes around the world. Tips for leading an international team over cross-cultural hurdles and working together to realize its potential. And much more... Sport Clips is like no other place you've ever gotten your hair cut. There are TVs everywhere playing sports and guy-smart stylists who know how to give you the haircut you want in over 1,700 locations! Find out what you've been missing at SportClips.com/checkin! Privacy.com allows you to generate a new credit card number for every purchase you make online for the sake of worry-free security -- and it doesn't cost you anything! Want to find out why we use this incredible service ourselves? Sign up for free and get a $5 credit at privacy.com/jordan! Outerknown was founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater for people who want great clothes produced by workers who are paid a living wage in an environmentally conscious way. Go to outerknown.com today and enter code JORDAN at checkout for 25% off your full price order! Hunt a Killer is a puzzle-style game that poses this tantalizing question: what if a serial killer delivered a package to your doorstep each month? Go to huntakiller.com/jordan for 10 percent off your first box and find out! Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Full show notes and resources can be found here.
132: Andy Molinsky | How to Extend the Reach of Rapport Across Cultures
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Andy Molinsky (@andymolinsky) is a professor of organizational behavior and psychology at Brandeis University’s International Business School and author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process. What We Discuss with Andy Molinsky: Common cross-cultural tripwires. How to diagnose our cultural differences and assess situations in cultural context to build rapport. Processes and practicals to avoid common miscommunications. 10 cultural codes around the world. Tips for leading an international team over cross-cultural hurdles and working together to realize its potential. And much more... Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally! Full show notes and resources can be found here.
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone with Andy Molinsky
A Productive Conversation
On this episode of the show, I speak with Andy Molinksy. Andy is a professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior at Brandeis University, an author of two business books - Global Dexterity and Reach and a columnist at HBR, Psychology Today, and Inc.com. He lectures, teaches, and consults on helping people step outside their personal, professional, and cultural comfort zones.Here are some of the things we discussed during this somewhat-longer-than-usual episode:How Andy helps people get past the mindset shift it takes to reach beyond their comfort zone.The pain points that keep us in our comfort zone, preventing us from stepping outside of it (and what ones are what Andy calls “The Big Three”).What Andy learned during a “ride along” that has helped him with his work.You’ll find out if (and how far) Andy went outside of his comfort zone when writing Reach.What the 3 Cs approach is and how it helps you reach outside of your comfort zoneHow both of us use avatars and triggers to help us do things that are uncomfortable...or things that we may feel as if we're not ready to challenge.Relevant LinksReach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build ConfidenceWhy You Need a Clarity DayBoost Your Productivity with ThemesCouch to 5kAndy Molinksy’s WebsiteI hope you enjoy this episode...and if you're looking for an example of something you can do to step outside of your comfort zone then perhaps sharing this episode might fit the bill. (Better yet – subscribe to the show so you don't miss a single episode.)Thanks for listening...and keep moving things forward!
Ep. 64: The Cultural Code: How to Understand Cultural Differences in Any Situation | with Andy Molinsky
The Daily Helping
Today our expert guest is Andy Molinsky, a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology and the author of Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence. Andy’s work blends social psychology, organizational behavior, and cross-cultural communication to help people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important (but challenging) tasks in work and life. “Cultural differences are really important – but what’s even more important is that it’s really hard to take that knowledge about cultural differences and put it into action.” So Andy developed The Cultural Code, a concept that will help you understand cultural differences in any situation or culture. To help you pinpoint the challenges you might run into in any given situation, you can look at it through six different lenses: Directness Enthusiasm Formality Assertiveness Self-promotion Personal disclosure By looking at what’s expected in those situations, you can find the gap between what’s comfortable and what’s expected – and then, with awareness around your actions, step outside of your cultural comfort zone to make things happen, if necessary. And as technology breaks down the physical barriers between countries, businesses are also increasingly virtual and interconnected. So how can we use this understanding to create great virtual teams? In his book Global Dexterity, Andy explains that there are three core challenges to adapting and adjusting your behavior across cultures: Authenticity - You may not feel yourself Competence - You may even feel that people think you’re bad at what you’re doing Resentment - You know the old adage, “When in Rome,” but now that you’re actually in Rome, you may be questioning why, exactly, you have to do as they do. Logically, you need to adapt – but psychologically, it can be quite frustrating. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all version of adapting and adjusting your behaviors across cultures. You have to arm yourself with knowledge, in each situation. “You need to find a place in that culture where you can be appropriate and effective, which is of course important if you want to achieve your goals, but without losing who you are in the process – and the way you do that is by customizing, tweaking, and finding your version!” If you want somewhere easy to start, though, you can also check out Andy’s free 10 Cultural Codes From Around the World Cheat Sheet. The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway “Take action. We can be in our heads, we can think of all the sorts of ways we might want to do something or ambitions that we might have for ourselves, but I really think there is something to taking that leap. And I don’t think you should go blind – but I do think that strategically, thoughtfully taking action and taking that leap can really be life changing. -- Thank you for joining us on The Daily Helping with Dr. Shuster. Subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to download more food for the brain, knowledge from the experts, and tools to win at life. Resources: Learn more at andymolinsky.com Connect with Andy: Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter Download Andy’s FREE 10 Cultural Codes From Around the World Cheat Sheet Read: Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence Read: Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process The Daily Helping is produced by Podcast Masters
Prof Andy Molinsky: Reaching Beyond Your Comfort Zone [audio]
Leadership and Loyalty™
As companies go Global we have to make sure that our people do to. The question is; How do you prepare your people to leave their personal and cultural comfort zones and operate at the highest possible levels? Moreover, How do you adapt your behaviour Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process?Well stay tuned because we are about to find out! Our guest on this episode is Andy Molinsky: Andy Molinsky is a professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology at Brandeis (pronounced Brand-ICE) university where he’s also the director of the Global Leadership Institute, and the author of two popular business books - Global Dexterity (with Harvard Business Review Press) and Reach (with Penguin Random House). He the host of Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Interview Series, where he has interviewed people like Simon SinekHe also writes frequently for Harvard Business Review, Inc.com, and Psychology, and consults and speaks with corporations around the world.Find out more about Andy Molinsky: www.AndyMolinsky.com To find out more about hiring the host Dov Baron as a speaker or strategist: http://fullmontyleadership.com/consulting or http://fullmontyleadership.com/speakingRemember you can now also find us on iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, or wherever you tune into podcastsAnd on traditional radio stations across the US every Monday and Thursday on: 99.5 FM & 1520 AM Las Vegas102.1 FM & 1640 AM Lancaster, Philadelphia87.9 FM & 810 AM Macon, Gorgia 92.1 FM & 1630 AM Tampa, Florida97.7 The Villages, Florida96.3 FM Boulder ,Colorado90.3 FM Milwaukee, Wisconsin 94.7 FM Pittsburg, Philadelphia87.9 FM Colorado Springs, ColoradoAlso look for us on ROKU TV where there’s 100K subscribers. If you are a regular listener, then a big thank you to you for making us the #1 podcast Globally for Fortune 500 listeners! And with a potential reach of 2.5 to 3 million listeners for every show, we’re honoured and grateful to be cited in INC.com as The #1 Podcast To Make You a Better Leader. By the way you can now listen in via “Google Home” or “Alexa” Find us there by just saying: “Play Dov Baron’s Podcast”Get bonus content on Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In our new WorkLife HUB podcast episode we are chatting with Andy Molinsky, professor of organizational behaviour at Brandeis University's International Business School, author of REACH and GLOBAL DEXTERITY, about how to step out of your comfort zone. We also discuss practical tools and three main strategies that can help you build confidence and rise to new challenges.