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Andrew O'Keeffe

Andrew O'Keeffe
Andrew O’Keeffe is the director of Hardwired Humans ( based in Sydney, Australia. Andrew helps leaders make better sense of the human dimension of their role so that we work with, not against, nature. He is author of Hardwired Humans and The Boss. Andrew has extensive experience as a senior HR executive with IBM and Cable & Wireless. Early in his career he worked in industrial relations in the mining and manufacturing industries. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from The University of Sydney.

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Busting the Myth That People "Resist Change"

Posted by Andrew O'Keeffe on January 13, 2017

In the 100 years of leadership practice, one subject we haven’t yet solved is change management. There must be something missing in our leadership of change. The missing element is that we have ignored, or at least misread, what really happens when humans face change.

Conventional thinking has us believe that “people resist change.” But that can’t be true otherwise we’d be still living in caves. And it’s not true in our personal lives – many changes we welcome. Conventional thinking about change denies human nature. 

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