Leadership and Resistance

Lead Change Blog

Using resistance to lead effectively. If you truly understand resistance, you seldom need to deal with it: You manage its cause before it even manifests itself! Understanding resistance. The leader understands the source of resistance and deals with it adequately. In such a case their resistance is a way to maintain their self-esteem. There is a tendency in all nature to resist change. Dealing with resistance. You should rather expect resistance.

Overcoming resistance


. Dictionaries provide strong synonyms for the word “resistance”: defiance, opposition, fight and conflict to name a few. It’s important for you to notice subtle resistance and become aware of passive behaviors in those you lead that signal that they aren’t on board.

The Number One Reason People Resist Change

Ron Edmondson

One of those discoveries is change will face resistance. There is something in all of us, which initially resists change we didn’t initiate. And, in addition to this, I’ve discovered the most common reason change is resisted.

Why We Really Resist Change

Joseph Lalonde

The Real Reasons We Resist Change. How To Become Less Resistant To Change. So, how can we overcome our resistance to change? Overcoming our resistance to change only comes when we’re willing to take charge of our thoughts.

3 Guidelines that Help Avoid Resistance to Change

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

People don’t resist change. What people resist is having change imposed on them. Here are three guidelines that invite people to participate in the change process and minimize resistance to change. → Read More: 3 Guidelines that Help Avoid Resistance to Change.

Rolling with resistance pdf motivational interviewing

C-Level Strategies

De Wit J, one of the biggest challenges that primary care rolling with resistance pdf motivational interviewing face is helping people change longstanding behaviours that pose significant health risks. what would be different in your life if you lost weight?

Why Do We Resist Change?

Marshall Goldsmith

Because we’re deluded! We all delude ourselves about our achievements, our status, and our contributions.

170: Transforming Resistance to Change | with Christine Comaford

Engaging Leader

How do great leaders overcome resistance to change ? In […] How do great leaders overcome resistance to change ? and the stress that accompanies it? Navigating change is hard, and people often get emotionally hijacked in the process.

Coaching People Who Resist Change

Leadership Freak

Resistance is the point… Continue reading → CoachingThere are a million reasons to stay the same, when you feel pressure to change. In my opinion change is great as long as someone else is doing it.

16 Expressions of Underhanded Resistance Pt. 1

Leadership Freak

Underhanded resistance happens when people say yes, but really mean no. Resistance is expected, normal, even healthy. Underhanded resistance distracts and destroys. Leaders chase ghosts, when they don’t see underhanded resistance. Most people say they want… Continue reading → Change Leadership Development organizational success

Remarkable TV: 3 Steps to Overcoming Resistance to Change

Kevin Eikenberry

Resistance is naturally occurring and not necessarily all bad. Watch the short video below for 3 steps to overcoming resistance to change. Think about it – wouldn’t you rather have someone be resistant to your change idea than to be apathetic?

12 Ways to Reduce Resistance to Change – Part 1

Lead Change Blog

No matter how brilliantly researched, planned, and executed, you will meet resistance to change. It might seem somewhat off-putting, that around 75% of your workforce might resist change in some shape or form. However, help is at hand, as I’ll set out in two posts over May and June twelve ways to reduce resistance to change, all tried and tested personally. The post 12 Ways to Reduce Resistance to Change – Part 1 appeared first on Lead Change.

7 Questions That Lower Resistance to Negative Feedback

Leadership Freak

Great feedback often surprises recipients. They don’t see themselves clearly. Frankly, none of us do. Your feedback was rejected. Now what? Gut check: If we open our hearts at all, it’s to people… Continue reading → Feedback

Seeing resistance? Look inside yourself


You might notice a little or a lot of it every day; resistance is all around you, and most prevalent when your organization is in some kind of transition (almost all the time). You may be the key to busting open the wall of resistance. All leaders face resistance.

16 Expressions of Underhanded Resistance Pt. 2

Leadership Freak

The danger of underhanded resistance is you don’t see it coming. Skillful leaders know polite foot dragging, agreement without follow through, and recurring “confusion” are underhanded resistance. Malicious or innocent: Underhanded resistance is always malicious, even when it smiles. It may be motivated by insecurities or disagreement, but it has one objective. Keep things the … … Continue reading → Power Leadership Development organizational success

Understanding resistance to change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Is resistance to change truly irrational? Change Management Change lead change Management resistance worldview Many times, people being impacted by an organizational change initiative are called “irrational” or even worse by those leading the effort. However, even someone who is clinically insane is behaving rationally within their worldview. To themselves, people do not behave irrationally though they may be viewed that way by [.]

7 Responses to Reasoned Resistance

Leadership Freak

The line between bold and foolish is often determined by success or failure. Fearful organizations are full of people who know why it’s better to stay the same. Remarkable success requires boldness, but bold leaders… Continue reading → Conflict resolution Courage Criticism Failure Fear Insecurity Passion Conflict Resolution courageous leaders Decisions Leadership Development organizational success

Overcoming Change Resistance

Business Learning Coach

The previous two articles in this series suggest that the most effective way to deal with change resistance is to avoid it in the first place. The underlying argument is that effective planning a priori is the key to mitigating resistance. By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D.

Avoiding Resistance

Strategy Driven

It all operates effortlessly until we attempt to drive a behavior that runs counter to our beliefs – and then we get resistance as our system attempts to maintain balance. [I’ve This is why people and teams won’t execute good decisions, users don’t use new software, and why implementations fail: we are ignoring our accepted practice and pushing unapproved behaviors into a system that must resist to maintain it’s status quo and balance.

Remarkable TV: 3 Steps to Overcoming Resistance to Change

Kevin Eikenberry

Resistance is naturally occurring and not necessarily all bad. Watch the short video below for 3 steps to overcoming resistance to change. Think about it – wouldn’t you rather have someone be resistant to your change idea than to be apathetic?

4 Steps to Influence Change Through Resistance

Lead Change Blog

Change Management Change influence lead change persist resistance Great opportunities lie on the other side of the status quo. We’ve all heard lines like, “We’ve never done it that way;” or “We tried that back in 1975…” or “That won’t work.”

How to Ignite Development in the Arrogant and Resistant

Leadership Freak

Arrogance can’t see a need for development. Ask egotistical managers if they run great meetings. Insert any management skill.) Of course they do! There’s no point in telling them they don’t. Pride invites… Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher arrogance Growth Leadership Development

4 Powerful Responses to Resistance

Leadership Freak

One of my embarrassing leadership blunders was allowing passion and vision to blind me to the interests of others. You either agreed with me or you were a roadblock. My strategy was to… Continue reading → Humility Influence Motivation Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development

Corporate Cultures – Overcoming Cultural Resistance to Change

Strategy Driven

Consequently, attempts to change established policies, processes, or practices will meet with a degree of cultural resistance. The post Corporate Cultures – Overcoming Cultural Resistance to Change appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Executive Leadership: One Temptation Most Successful Executives Resist

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re an executive (or aspiring to be one) this time I’m writing for you. Not my usual M.O., I usually write for your teams (and how to help them deal with you ;-) But today, I write to you.

The Absolute Most Common Reason Change is Resisted

Ron Edmondson

One of those discoveries is that change will face resistance. There is something in all of us that initially resists change we didn’t initiate. And, I’ve discovered the absolute most common reason change is resisted.

6 Forces Resisting Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership I recently wrote a post titled 5 Ideas To Direct Your Best Energy Toward Your Greatest Purpose. We need to mobilize leaders. Personally, I want to hate my laziness, television, surfing, and anything keeping me from impact.

Why You Should Embrace Resistance as a Challenge

Joseph Lalonde

But when you look deeper, it shows an incredibly creative God who turns resistance into an opportunity. But God had a creative solution to what seemed like an impossible amount of resistance. Gideon took this resistance and turned it into an opportunity.

Resistance vs. Readiness: Equal, Opposite, or Integral?

Change Starts Here

Resistance is becoming a bad word in change management circles lately. Some thought leaders are recommending that we stop focusing on reducing resistance, and focus on developing Readiness instead. To focus on resistance is to focus on the negative.

Bad Attitudes: Knee-Jerk Resistance to Dissent


Some handy attitudes to justify knee-jerk resistance to dissent: "They don''t understand the situation." "She''s She''s just a whiner." "He''s He''s out to get me." "I I don''t have the time to listen to malcontents." They''re not being supportive." "No No one else has faced my challenges."

How to Resist Being Helpful

Leadership Freak

Resist the [.]. Peter Jenson, Ph.D., author, coach, and Olympic sports psychology consultant, said many things during our conversation but one most gripped me. “I I let them stew in their failure for a while.” Peter Jenson Ph.D. A team Jenson worked with suffered a disappointing loss. He let them sleep on it. I’ve been mulling over Jenson’s strategy.

Overcome Resistance by Building Bridges

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To sign up for a free subscription, to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * When your good idea meets resistance, you may be tempted to push your agenda harder, convinced you can enlighten your [.]. Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review.

50 Reasons Why People Resist Change

Change Starts Here

When someone seems to be resisting change, consider the following 50 reasons that might […]. Despite our best efforts to influence change, people often don’t transition as easily as we expect them to. Instead of becoming frustrated, try to understand the reason for their response.

Are you rowing, riding, or resisting?

Tony Mayo

For Executives Quotes and Aphorisms ResistanceIf you’ve done any white water rafting, you know how exciting it can be. On the first rapid of my first trip I remember the guide yelling, “Row. Row fast!!!&# I didn’t want to go fast. I wanted to slow down, to take the rapid nice and easy. I’ve since learned that if you [.].

Is Your Culture Change-Resistant or Change-Ready?

Change Starts Here

Organizations with cultures that enable change are Change-Ready, while those that work against it are Change-Resistant. There are elements of an organization's culture that will either help or hinder change, regardless of the change you're trying to implement.

Gain buy-in from resistant team members

Bud to Boss

Change is a major part of life—and so is resistance to it. So when you inherit a team that is resistant to your new role and the changes that come with it, be prepared. Engage your resistant team with the following techniques: Acknowledge the change.

How to Create Transformative Growth Points for Reluctant or Resistant Employees

Leadership Freak

They keep falling short. But you want them to reach the next level. Establish an affirming context for growth. A transformative growth point: Years ago I was asked to work with a manager… Continue reading → Accountability Change Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

Leadership Inspirations – Resistance

Strategy Driven

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor… You just finished reading Leadership Inspirations - Resistance !

Remarkable TV: Overcoming “We Don’t Have Time” Resistance

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Remarkable TV: Overcoming “We Don’t Have Time” Resistance appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. This week I’m blowing the “We Don’t Have Time” excuse out of the water. Join me in the video below? There is always time; it is choices we must manage, not time.Click To Tweet Listen to the audio-only version of this episode. Learn more about the Remarkable Leadership Workshop.

The British Resistance


These concealed bunkers, or Operational Bases (OBs), were dug out by Auxiliary Unit members, or in some cases created by the Royal Engineers. Accessed via a camouflaged entrance, they generally consisted of a corrugated-iron main chamber fitted out with bunks, a cooking stove and provisions to sustain a patrol for up to a month, as well as a smaller secondary chamber and an emergency escape tunnel.