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Brian Solis’ Interview With Mike Lawson at 2018 CO-OP Th!nk Conference Focuses on Changing Your Perspective to Change the World

Before his keynote at the 2018 CO-OP Th!nk Conference, Solis was interviewed in the Studio Lounge by host Mike Lawson. He discussed how to change your perspective to change the world – something the financial services industry is currently experiencing. Solis provided some practical tips on how you can change your perspective – especially if you’re stuck in a rut.

Among his quotes:

“I have a saying: ‘If you have to wait for someone to tell you what to do, you’re on the wrong side of innovation.’ It’s time for digital change agents to rise up to demonstrate what can be and to be a force in their organizations and bring their colleagues along for the ride. There’s fear, self-doubt, and an assumption that maybe technology isn’t going to have a big impact. At the end of the day, change comes down to people and individuals. That’s my overriding message – change yourself first. In the U2 song “Rejoice,” Bono sings, “I can’t change the world but I can change the world in me.” It’s a profound lyric that may have been inspired by a saying by Tolstoy: ‘We all talk of change but don’t talk of changing ourselves.’”

“When change comes into your life, that’s when most people start to feel like they’re being pushed and challenged. It makes them uncomfortable. But you can switch your perspective to say it’s in your control. The more we can tell ourselves that this is a time not just for reflection but self-investment in our own futures, the better equipped we are to challenge our own comfort zones and create new ones. For managers and executives, this is a time where we need empathetic leadership to understand that people are unsure and scared. We have to help them understand that there’s not just empowerment and a need to learn new things and be innovative, but there is a reward for them. There are new mechanisms, incentives and motivations to help them understand that they can find comfort even though they are uncomfortable.”

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