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From Know-How to Do-How: The Short and Simple Guide to Making Change Happen by Ian Roberts, Dave Corbet

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DO WHAT YOU WANT OTHERS TO DO

One other manifestation of how we get things the wrong way around is that we often find ourselves demanding that other people do exactly what we could usefully do. Those who complain that no one will listen are usually well advised to listen themselves. Those who don’t want to be judged would do well to examine how they are judging other people.

This is exactly the case with Eva in Chapter 4, who fears that she will be judged by her peers when she gives a presentation at a major conference. She is, in fact, judging her peers. It’s the same with John, whom we met in Chapter 6, who sees people as unfriendly. If he wants them to be friendly he can make a start by being friendly himself. Another way of looking at this ...

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