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Meeting Resistance – Rich’s Rules for Influence # 7

January 30, 2018

Resistance is futile!

Rich Drinon Leadership Communication

Rich's Rules TitlecardWhile leading others through change you’re likely to run into some push back. Resistance can come in many forms, including those that are obvious and those less visible. My approach to meeting this resistance has been influenced by change management expert Rick Maurer. A few years ago I read an article in which Rick discussed forms of resistance that come into play when people don’t “get” or “like” what you’re proposing – or don’t like you! You can find out more about Rick and his training at Here are a few thoughts related to these keys areas of resistance and reflecting my experience as a leadership communication coach:

Understanding & Making A Logical Case

There will be followers or other constituents who literally don’t understand what you’re proposing. Logical types have a hard time taking action if something doesn’t add up or make sense to them. Your plan might…

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