Did you know the peak of our curiosity is at the age of 5? After that, there is a quick decline in how curious we continue to be. This is part of my conversation today with Dr. Diane Hamilton, author of Cracking the Curiosity Code and Behavioral Expert. Diane walks us through the four inhibitors and shares examples of how they show up in our lives.
Curiosity is needed now more than ever in our world. I hope you enjoy this show and I hope it encourages you to ask more questions.
Key Points of this Episode:
- There are four inhibitors to curiosity – Fear, Assumptions, Technology and Environment.
- If you don’t take the time to look at what factors are stopping you, then you won’t know how to move forward.
- Curiosity requires us to have compassion and to be courageous. Time and experience help with this.
- Curiosity is the spark that lets leaders create whatever they want to make. For instance, if you were going to bake a cake, you not only need the ingredients but you also need the oven. Think of curiosity as the oven.
- The biggest step is to realize what behaviors you are exhibiting and seeing if they are rational or not.
- Ask yourself, what stories are you telling yourself? Are they working for you?
- To build your emotional agility and curiosity, you need to ask questions because that will develop your empathy. Asking questions is the foundation of curiosity.
About Dr. Diane Hamilton
Dr. Diane Hamilton is the Founder and CEO of Tonerra, and Co-Founder of DIMA Innovations, which are consulting and media-based businesses. She is a nationally syndicated radio host, keynote speaker, and the former MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business. She has authored multiple books which are required in universities around the world, including Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential, and The Power of Perception: Eliminating Boundaries to Create Successful Global Leaders. Visit her website here.
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