How to work with people who resist
Category: Perspectives on the Journey
Here is a piece of advice I've heard consistently from leaders who've been on this journey: Some people resist your invitation to a new management paradigm. Focus you energy on the enthusiasts, not on people who resist.
That advice makes sense to me. And I want to offer another perspective. Do engage the resisters, but not on a surface level, because that indeed tends not to lead anywhere. Explore the need behind their resistance, because there you might stumble upon a nugget that can help you and them in the transformation.
Finally, I discuss another issue: what about people who are not resisting, but simply apathetic?
My hope is for the comments below the video to surface our collective wisdom on the topic. This could enrich the videos tremendously.
Have you experienced something similar in your own journey? What did you do about it? If you have something meaty to share, please add a link to an article, a video ... Feel free to agree or disagree with what I say, but always: please keep it on topic, relevant, practical. And of course, let's keep things respectful and kind. Please don't comment if what you say is off-topic or wouldn't benefit viewers of this page.