Chapter Five. Target Resistance

No matter how great your new idea is and how well prepared you are, you are bound to meet some level of resistance. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If your attitude is one of openness and learning, you can use many of the contributions from those who are less enthusiastic about your new idea to make it better. In this chapter, we introduce Pick Your Battles, Wake-up Call, Myth Buster, and Easier Path to help you make the most of any resistance you meet.

Pick Your Battles

Our first book was titled Fearless Change, reflecting the name of one of our favorite patterns, Fear Less. In this pattern we outlined a powerful solution: Use resistance to your advantage by learning from skeptics. Your best active listening ...

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