The word “Resistance” is new in the business world. The definition I use is any negativity or “non-acceptance of what is.” Here’s an easy visual. Feel free to share it with your team, your boss and your associates.
You and your team are in a rowboat productively rowing to the island called profits. Then, the boat springs a leak.
Rower #1 says, “Who’se fault is it anyway?”
Rower #2 says, “I knew this would happen! This sucks!”
Rower #3 says, “I fixed it last time and I’m not doing it this time.”
Rower #4 says, “It is your fault, Rower #2. I warned you to check out the boat.”
Rower #2 says, “Yes, and I told you that you chose the wrong boat maker to begin with.”
Rower #3 says, “I’m stupid to trust any of you to do what you are supposed to do.”
Rower #1 says, “You are all idiots and this is not fair, but let me fix it anyway.
Then Rower #1 thinks says secretly to himself, “I will fix it but I will never help again. I am not willing to row any harder, I am not willing to give any second chances and I have a right to feel how I feel.
This is resistance. Productivity is lost. Tempers flair. Fingers point. Instead of plugging the leak, pitching in, working as a team, and looking at the systems, resistance got the best of the rowers. Is resistance getting the best of you? Where would you be without your drama?
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