Why Change is so Hard - And How to Handle It

Bradt, Gary
July 2008
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Jul2008, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p32
Trade Publication
The article offers tips for leaders on how to respond and adopt to sudden or unforeseen changes. Tips include how to manage emotional stress resulting from the changes and how to express emotions based on what one feels. Moreover, it suggests that leaders should demand maximum effort in response to the change but not perfect results in order to reduce anxiety.


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