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Jessica Donahue



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Dec 6, 2020

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Reason #1 Why People Resist Change & How To Help

Reason: They are too full of fear and emotions and fears to think straight.

The Fix: As soon as you hear a new idea, your brain categorizes it as 'good' or 'bad.' Create space for the team to consider a third category - the 'interesting' elements of the change. To do this, pull the team together, grab a whiteboard (virtual or otherwise), sketch out these three columns, and facilitate a discussion exploring each.

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The Real Reasons People Resist Change (But Won’t Tell You)


Feedback is backward-looking and corrective. It doesn’t allow for exploration or possibility.

Coaching is preparative. It involves less telling and more questioning.

seth godin

"A manager can’t make change because that’s not his job. His job is to complete tasks assigned to him by someone else in the factory. Leaders, on the other hand, don’t care very much for organizational structure or the official blessing of whatever factory they work for. They use passion and ideas to lead people, as opposed to using threats and bureaucracy to manage them. Leaders must become aware of how the organization works, because this awareness allows them to change it.”

The Case For Taking Action Before You Feel Ready

In short, because you will never feel ready.

Why You Should Take Action Before You Feel Ready (Not After)


We experience” questions “deal with the elements of a person’s experience created in their back-and-forth interactions with others on the team” and include the odd-numbered statements above (#1, 3, 5, and 7).

You Can Measure Employee Engagement In Just 8 Questions


shawn anchor

Dopamine, which floods into your system when you're positive, has two functions. Not only does it make you happier, it turns on all of the learning centers in your brain allowing you to adapt to the world in a different way.

Leaders Can Build Their Team's Resilience by Getting Specific

In addition to transparently exposing our teams to tough realities, we develop resilience in our team members when we get specific about what suffering means for them. 

They looked at people who experienced changes at work related to Covid-19 to prove this.

What Really Makes Us Resilient?



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