OVERCOMING RESISTANCE INSTEAD OF BEING OVERWHELMED BY IT

The John Maxwell Company

Business Development

Leadership

Parents of toddlers and teenagers understand a simple truth about being a leader: sooner or later you encounter fierce resistance. Leadership feels a lot like peddling uphill, swimming upstream, or running into a stiff headwind. The challenge is to overcome the resistance instead of being overwhelmed by it.

1) Be Aware that Motion Creates Friction

Galileo discovered that moving objects create friction whenever they interact with a rigid surface. His observation about the physical world has a parallel in the realm of human relationships. Leaders launch forward motion, but people stubbornly resist change because they dislike uncertainty. Most people would rather have familiar problems than unfamiliar solutions. For this reason, you can anticipate having a tough time bringing about substantial transformations in your organization.

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About Stephanie D. Burroughs, PhD

Stephanie D. Burroughs, PhD is an inspirational speaker, trainer, author and business navigator. Stephanie D. Burroughs ignites the confidence, clarity and competency in minority, women, small and veteran business owners while helping to navigate them through the complexities of government and public procurement programs. Her audience is inspired, impacted and informed of PRECISELY what is required to achieve their goals. Stephanie D. Burroughs has been a minority, women, small and veteran business advocate and supplier diversity advocate for more than 35 years. Stephanie's candid real-world advice, inspiring, humorous and thought-provoking stories leave a lasting mental and emotional take action now impact.
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