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The Most Important Reason Not to Fear Resistance

Kevin Eikenberry

Resistance. When I ask groups to tell me what first comes to their minds when they think about change, resistance is always on that list.

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. Leading Change Involvement Resistance to Change

Why Do We Resist Change?

Marshall Goldsmith

Because we’re deluded! We all delude ourselves about our achievements, our status, and our contributions. It’s an interesting three-part response.

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.

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. Hi there!

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?

Your Resistance to Change

Coaching Tip

Resisting change is normal. Once you discover how significant change is in our lives is every day (and how an understanding of change can make you happier), we still resist change to some degree. Perhaps up to 90% of the American people do not have a clue about change. What is change? Change is doing something different.

6 Distractions Leaders Need To Resist

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Do you get distracted? Everyone does. You do. Distractions are everywhere. Distraction. Distraction. Distraction.

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.

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.

The Absolute Most Common Reason Change is Resisted

Ron Edmondson

One of those discoveries is that change will face resistance. And, I’ve discovered the absolute most common reason change is resisted.

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

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.

Understanding the Faces of Resistance

Lead Change Blog

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Six Underlying Reasons for Resistance

Change Starts Here

The resistant behavior is a reaction to change, but what we don’t see is the underlying condition that prompted that behavior in the first place.

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.

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.

Eight Telltale Signs of Resistance

Change Starts Here

The dictionary definition of resistance is: Any force that slows down or prevents motion. Otherwise we would think that everything is fine.

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.

Seeing resistance? Look inside yourself


Observe, and you’ll see that resistance manifests itself in group conversations and in one-on-ones, zapping energy and preventing progress.

Convincing the Resistant

Lead Change Blog

People HATE change. They loathe and despise it. They see it, abhor it and team up to fight it. Mind you, not all people, all the time. But certainly most people, much of the time. People rebuke change. People will mock change. … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

The top 10 things you’re resisting that will make you a better leader


There are certain patterns of resistance I’ve noticed in the leaders I’ve worked with that are really good at their craft – but have the potential to be great. These behaviors that leaders resist can increase their potential to lead at the top of their game. ” Listen to those inner voices of resistance.

Classic–and Comic–Resistance to Change

Tony Mayo

The nature of organizations, however, is to resist change. That’s why we call them organize-ations, not random-izations or adapt-ations, One common way for organizations to resist innovation and change is for people to collect evidence that any novel tool or procedure is causing problems–even if the [.].

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. There’s opportunity in 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? Learn more about the Remarkable Leadership Workshop.

Resistance and Inward Spiraling Doom Loops

Create Learning

Sitting with 20 managers in a Communication and Collaboration Workshop discussing Cooperation and Resistance Loops. They feel that and resist.

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

Overcoming the Reason People Resist Change

Leadership Freak

“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” Warren Buffett Talking about change is easy, acceptable, even exciting. Talking and executing are two different things. Change becomes real when we have to change our own attitudes and behaviors, not until.

The Top Reason People Resist Change, and How to Best Address It


A colleague of mine, Les Landes, shared the following wisdom with me recently. Communicating Change

So, Why Do People Actually Resist All Attempts at Change? – John Kotter Provides a Clue

First Friday Book Synopsis

People resist change. They really resist change. So – they need to change; they know that they need to change; they want to want to change… but they resist change, and are almost always led “kicking and screaming” into […]. This is what we know. And yet, they need to change. They really need to change.

Make Failure and Learning an Objective :: Resistance to Change

Create Learning

In ‘ Resistance to Change. Edgar Schein. Photo Credit. Every time a change is expected, temporary incompetence happens. How to work with this?

The Conditions for Resistance-Free Change

Change Starts Here

Rather than ponder the nature of aerodynamics while flying, instead I wondered – could there be change with no resistance? No loss avoidance.

What to Do When Leaders Resist the Change They Hired You to Implement

Change Starts Here

These are all signs that they have some resistance to their own change initiative. What can you do to avoid the same fate? Change Agents

Resistance to Change. Fear of Punishment for Incompetence

Create Learning

Photo Credit. One manager said “ Sometimes you have to make an example of someone to show people that the change you want is going to happen.”. Step 1.

Resistance to Change. Fear of Temporary Incompetence

Create Learning

Following my own advice of seeing resistance as a gift and a chance to determine how to cooperate, here are some lessons learned. Photo Credit.

Resistance and Criticism: 8 Facts and 8 Lessons


You will face a lot of resistance in your initiatives. If you are a leader, you will invariably face situations where: People will criticize you for doing something. People will criticize you even for not doing something. Your decisions will go against you. Roadblocks will be encountered People will closely analyze your decisions.

Instead of Making People More Anxious. Make the Learning Easier :: Resistance to Change

Create Learning

In ‘ Resistance to Change. Edgar Schein. Photo Credit. This disconfirmation can be enough to trigger a need to change. How to work with this?

Overcome Resistance by Building Bridges

First Friday Book Synopsis

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.

Overcoming resistance


. Dictionaries provide strong synonyms for the word “resistance”: defiance, opposition, fight and conflict to name a few.

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.