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The 108 Skills of Natural Born Leaders by Warren Blank

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91. Work through the Resistance

Master leaders realize that their course of action creates change and that change challenges followers. They take into account the discomfort their direction may create. They know followers may have to give up or let go of what they do now if they follow. Followers may experience a sense of loss, and people do not like to experience loss. Skillful leaders influence others by working through the resistance to change.

People can handle change that they totally understand and that does not create a problem. People rarely even view it as change. For example, the weather can change every day from sunny to rainy or windy. No one really gets bothered by these forms of change. A hurricane or blizzard creates a different ...

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