This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
"The way to become unstuck [in the face of resistance] is to let go of my generalizations, to make contact with what is happening here and now. People resist change? No. This person is responding in this way to this change at this time. If I am to find possibilities for moving forward, the possibilities are in the specifics of this situation."
...and in his (or her...I just realized that I don't know Dale in meatspace, nor have I seen a picture. Although the use of the middle initial is more common in males than females, in my experience..sorry for this parenthetical diversion. It's been a long day.) usual style, suggesting some intriguing exercises on the subject.
Dale's piece reminds me of something I often find myself saying..."Resistance is in the eye of the proposer," and something that I've heard Eli Goldratt say..."There's no such thing as resistance to change; only resistance to the way the change is proposed." (or something like that; I'm paraphrasing.)
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