Idea of the Week: Facing Resistance to Your Ideas? Don’t take it personally!

  • Fact: Resistance to change is a natural response of all systems because they are designed by their very nature to preserve the status quo.
  • Action: Rather than seeing pushback or resistance as a personal affront to you, view it through a systems perspective. When you are challenging people with new ideas or new ways of doing things, anticipate resistance and learn to see it as a sign that you are doing something right!