How do you get people – including yourself – to do what you want?! Meeting expectations or changing habits is hard – whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or deadlines at work. But, as bestselling author Gretchen Rubin explains, it’s a lot easier if you know which of four main ‘tendencies’ you have. Once you know your tendency (or that of those you manage or co-habit with!) it’s much easier to make change possible.
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Speaker: Gretchen Rubin
Animation: Jac Clinch
Intro and outro sting: Cabeza Patata
RSA Producer: Abi Stephenson
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