How do you grow your change supporter skills? - Part 1
Summary: As an expert, if you respond to change in a negative way and you express resistance and opposition you will only end up alienating yourself. Find out what you can do in order not to fall into that trap.
Written by Alistair Gordon And Dominic Johnson 29 Jul 2021

As an expert, if you respond to change in a negative way and you express resistance and opposition you will only end up alienating yourself.

In order not to fall into that trap, ask yourself these questions:

  • Next time there’s a change, how can I, even if I feel skeptical and resistant, be as open-minded as possible? What does it require of me? How do I learn to suspend judgment?

  • If the change has been poorly communicated to me, how do I proactively seek out the reasons for the change?

  • If I conclude that the change being proposed is fundamentally flawed, how do I frame my concerns in a positive way? How can I avoid being simply negative about the idea? In this instance, could I come up with a better way of achieving the objective?

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