Most people resist change even when the change would benefit them personally. An individual needs about 72 hours to absorb a new idea. Effective mangers know this and present their new ideas in a casual way. They present their thoughts as ideas for consideration, encouraging the other person to take the new idea or new way of doing things and think about it for a few days. They say "we can discuss this later" and they just leave the idea with the other person. Try it and your ability to influence others will increase!
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Urban Gavelin a native Swede with more than twenty five years of business experience. He has held positions as director of sales- marketing- and business development on Nordic, European and World Wide levels. Urban has lived and worked in Stockholm, London and New York, now works primarily with leadership development and sales training and is a credentialed coach. He has studied Executive Management at Lausanne Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.
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