Beyond the Wall of Resistance

Why 70% of Changes Still Fail – and What You Can Do About It

Have you experienced a reorganization or merger that didn’t work?. . .a new software system fail before it got implemented?. . . a major project run out of steam for no good reason?

If your answer is yes to any of those questions, you know that 70% of changes fail – -you’ve lived it – and felt the consequences on the bottom line.

In this change management book, Rick shows why so many changes still fail – and more important, he shows you how to avoid the pitfalls that can kill new initiatives.

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Why Don’t You Want What I Want?

How to Win Support for Your Ideas without Hard Sell, Manipulation or Power Plays

Place an order for Rick Maurer’s book, Why Don’t You Want What I Want?, and learn how to gain the support of others in order to get things done in your organization.

Have you ever asked yourself, Why Don’t You Want What I Want? This book shows you how to avoid resistance to change, whether that is employee resistance to organizational change or opposition to your brilliant ideas at home.

Knowing how to avoid resistance to change in organizations and build support for your ideas is the most important tool for managing change well. Learn how to gain the support of others in order to get things done in your organization and at home.

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Feedback Toolkit

16 Tools for Better Communication in the Workplace, Including One-on-one and group use

Written by a noted authority in leadership and change management, the second edition of this popular toolkit provides expert guidance on using feedback as a performance improvement tool. Describing best practices, it supplies the understanding required to effectively give and receive feedback across a wide range of work situations.

This edition makes the feedback process easy to understand with a detailed six-step framework. It covers specific feedback tools and illustrates approaches for applying them in a variety of management scenarios – including situations where giving feedback feels more like jumping into “an acid bath.” Rick explains how a team can learn from its mistakes and how the simple exercises of exchanging expectations with one another can help everyone refocus on ways that support effective teamwork.

Covering the latest developments, this updated version supplies new techniques for addressing resistance to change and maintaining positive dialogue during the performance evaluation process. Whether you are in a corporate office or operating a piece of heavy equipment on the shop floor, this book provides the tools needed to facilitate feedback, improve communication, and boost performance in your work environment.

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Seizing Moments of Possibility

Ways to Trigger Energy and Forward Momentum on Your Ideas and Plans

Seizing Moments of Possibility focuses on ways to build strong support and forward momentum into your plans right from the beginning. Too often the human side of change is an afterthought or an add-on to the “real” work. He believes this is a costly mistake – and often avoidable.

The book shows you how to identify those countless little moments during big projects that could turn dreary routine tasks into activities that actually engage people.

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