The #1 Killer of Change

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That phenomenon, first described by Jerry B Harvey in his article ‘The Abilene Paradox’, highlighted his views on consensus inertia. Avoid this by following the four simple rules outlined; articulating your vision and values; modeling your vision and values; inviting others to participate in your vision and values setting, and seeking feedback as to how well you practice what you preach!

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It’s called The Abilene Paradox The Abilene Paradox was introduced by Jerry B. One suddenly suggests that they take a trip to Abilene (which is about fifty miles north), for dinner. When they arrive at the restaurant in Abilene, they order and eat a very mediocre meal after which they pile into the car again for the long and hot trip home. I hadn’t heard of the “Abilene Paradox&#.