Our internal filters are natural–and they are automatic, and that’s the problem. In her new book entitled “Filter Shift-How Effective People See the World” author Sara Taylor explains how the filters that each of us use daily are not something that we think about but are having a significant impact on how we see the world–and others in our world.
Sara states that one of the reasons so many of us are ineffective in our interactions across difference is that we have yet to be taught how to operate differently. We also perpetuate the ineffectiveness with each other.
Filter Shifting is the ability to see ourselves, see others and see approach. Sara defines the acronym SEE as, See-the objective description and articulation based on observation. E stands for explain-subjective analysis and articulation based on our culture, individual experiences, and personal opinions, and E-evaluate, assignment of value judgment based on what we see and how we explain that.
Throughout Sara’s book, she unlocks the keys to what she refers to at “effectiveness interaction across difference” Understanding this methodology will transform anyone from having lesser effectiveness to greater effectiveness in their abilities to identify their biases allowing for more effective communications.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Sara Taylor about her new book entitled “Filter Shift-How Effective People See the World“.