Dr. Jesse Sostrin is a sought after consultant and speaker working at the intersection of personal and professional development. He is the founder and president of Sostrin Consulting, an organization and leadership development firm based in San Luis Obispo, CA.
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A New Take on “Defensive Routines”
Defensive Routines may consist of a combination of behaviors and attitudes, including: deflecting criticism, scapegoating, blaming other people or events, avoiding tasks, or behaving in ways that shift responsibility to others to prevent uncomfortable or embarrassing consequences. These are obviously undermining during a period of change because they can erode our capacity to accept ownership and responsibility for influencing the outcomes of change. The "victim-mindset" instead decreases resiliency and shifts focus away from productive responses to change.