Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential
Curiosity is one of the most analyzed, discussed, and written about topics in the study of human behavior. We have learned that it is innate from birth, as illustrated by the phrase, childlike curiosity. We have learned that it is essential to the survival of the entire animal kingdom. We have learned that the most successful leaders and entrepreneurs attribute their success to sustaining their childlike curiosity, while many people’s sense of curiosity tends to wane or deteriorate as they age. For the longest time, we attributed that diminished state of curiosity to the aging process itself. But studies have shown that is not the case.
Why do we lose our childlike curiosity? What are the causes; and what are the consequences? Most importantly, how do we get it back? That is the essence of this book.
Complete with the latest research, interviews with top leaders and entrepreneurs, and analysis, the author presents her case that, our fears, our assumptions, technology, and our environment, are the major factors that contribute to our diminished curiosity. Those causes, which she has reduced to the acronym, F. A. T. E., are examined, with the means for the reader to measure each, and take the necessary action to regain their childlike curiosity.
Learn How to Get it Back
Scientific studies have demonstrated that success in the workplace and living as a healthy human being are heavily dependent on curiosity. But many people tend to lose their curiosity. Cracking the Curiosity Code helps the reader determine what causes their lack of curiosity, and how to get it back.
The Curiosity Code Index (CCI)
The CCI is the first assessment of its kind. After years of research and through interviewing top business thought leaders, Dr. Hamilton has designed this assessment to go along with her book, Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Secret to Unlocking Human Potential. Hamilton’s research found the key to improving many of the factors associated with productivity, began with improving curiosity. The book and CCI explore the four factors that can inhibit curiosity including Fear, Assumptions, Technology, and Environment (FATE) and provide a plan for how to improve in these areas.
- Fear – To better understand how fear impacts curiosity, it is critical to learn how to address issues like how to deal with the perception of failure, embarrassment, and loss of control. There could be specific issues like competition, pressure, rejection, and expectations.
- Assumptions – Sometimes undetectable factors can inhibit willingness to explore or be curious. From the issues or topics disliked as a child, to the areas believed to be already sufficiently explored, the key is to discover the subtlety and the significance of those assumptions that curtailed or blocked curiosity.
- Technology – Siri or Alexa can answer so much that no exploration takes place, or on the other extreme, many are overwhelmed by the onslaught of technology. Many individuals can be resistant to the inevitable changes that accompany new technologies.
- Environment – This includes the degree to which parents, college professors, or all other influential people can impact, and potentially inhibit curiosity. It may be culture or even a boss.
The ground-breaking (soon to be released) Curiosity Code Index (CCI) assessment and Cracking the Curiosity Code book help determine what impacts curiosity, and how to develop it to become more engaged, innovative, productive, and live a more fulfilling life. The book and assessment will be available to everyone. Additionally, a CCI certification training program will be available to HR professionals and leadership consultants to provide them with the ability to administer the assessment, interpret the results, and provide an Innovation Plan (I-Plan) workshop designed to improve chosen metrics including:
- Increased engagement
- Increased Innovation
- Increase in revenue or margin
- Reduction in costs
- Increase in product or service creation
- Increase in market share
- Increased productivity
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