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Episode 38a – Overcoming Resistance to Change, part 1 of 2 explores the three different types of resistance frequently encountered when implementing a business change, how to recognize each type, and the actions change leaders can take to overcome each of these objections. During our discussion, Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance: Why 70% of All Changes Still Fail – and What You Can Do About It, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:
- whether resistance has to occur with every change or if it can be avoided
- what resistance to change is
- the three types of change resistance and risks associated with each
- how change leaders can recognize the first type of resistance to change
- actions leaders should take to overcome this type of resistance
In addition to the outstanding insights Rick shares in Beyond the Wall of Resistance and this edition of the StrategyDriven Podcast are the resources accessible from his websites, www.RickMaurer.com and www.ChangeManagementNews.com. Rick’s book, Beyond the Wall of Resistance, can be purchased by clicking here.
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About the Author
Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance, is a renowned change management expert, speaker, and bestselling author. He is an advisor to business leaders from a variety of organizations throughout the world, including major Fortune 500 companies, as well as private and nonprofit institutions in industries such as aerospace, healthcare, government, professional associations, telecommunications, and finance. Rick’s opinion has been sought by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune, USA Today, and The Economist. To read Rick’s complete biography, click here.