Allies,
NOT Enemies

I have recently written a 172-page manuscript, inspired by several tweetstreams. Not sure whether or not it was a single tweet or something else that got me going, but get me going it did!

I am, in short, appalled by most of the "change management" literature. In a word, it's 99% (or so it feels) negative.

"Overcoming resistance to change."
"Dealing with objections."
"Vanguishing foes."
Etc.
Etc.

In a word: RUBBISH!

The change process need not be negative. Indeed, when it is, it is rarely or ever successful.

The issue and opportunity, briefly addressed here, is the recruitment and nurturing of ... ALLIES.

My message:

Forget ENEMIES.
Make FRIENDS.