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.