Listen all y'all it's a sabotage!
Seriously though, sometimes it feels like change resistance is intentional. I once had a leader intentionally sabotage the project I was working on, not only that, but they got their whole team involved. It felt like overnight, it went from hard to impossible.
The truth of it was that this leader had shared a very old but still relevant manual with their team on how to intentionally sabotage projects. While this sounds completely wild, it happened. One of their team members, who remains a good person to this day, told me the truth.
What I learned from this experience was that change resistance behaviour often looks similar. Since then, I've worked hard to find the way to design and deliver change that overcomes these points of resistance. In essence this is how Connected Change (TM) was born.
For aspiring Saboteurs, here is the field guide
Bonus points if you can find the classic 90’s song that I’ve referenced above.
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