I have made a real start on the book today, getting the chapter structure really clear in my mind and laying out a plan for the whole book.
I’m really excited about this little book because I think it covers a topic that is not addressed by any existing books.ï¿½ It will be unique.ï¿½ I also have some great content that I have been road testing over the last few years in seminars, keynotes and in training rooms.
The Structure of the Book
I’m not ready yet to disclose the chapter titles – they may evolve over time and there are one or two where I am not happy yet with the wording of the titles.ï¿½ What I can say now is that the book will have thirteen chapters (plus or minus) divided into five sections:
1.ï¿½ The Nature of Resistance
Why people resist and the different ways they resist.ï¿½ I’ll introduce my “Onion Model” of resistance and discuss some key principles for handling resistance.
2.ï¿½ Fundamental Techniques (for handling resistance)
Lots and lots of tools and techniques.ï¿½ Anyone who has been to one of my seminars or training sessions will expect no less!
3.ï¿½ Talking Cures
The power of questions and answers to deal with resistance.
4.ï¿½ A String of Onions
Applying the Onion Model to a range of resistance scenarios: sales, change, learning.
5.ï¿½ Beyond Resistance
What happens when resistance escalates to conflict, and how to deal with that.