Dealing with Naysayers on Your Team is a Must

A frequent question from mentoring clients:  How do I convince the naysayers to keep an open mind?

Having conducted workshops across the country and abroad, I know fire hand about how resistance can suck the air out of the room.

This short video offers several practical approaches.  They work well, breaking through to the Pushbackers.

Before your next meeting, contact me to fine tune your team management skills:  bob@kaplitz.tv.  That way, you won’t feel like you’re hitting your head against the wall.

Dealing with Naysayers on Your Team: Key Points

  • Understand their objections.
  • Probe deep for the reasons behind their resistance.
  • Capture everybody’s concern, then follow with “How to” tackle each of the issues.
  • If a team member resists just for the sake for resisting new ideas, meet with them separately, explaining the need for constructive criticism.


Bob Kaplitz
Bob Kaplitz

Bob coaches executives and managers on developing their leadership skills, which improves the morale and efficiency of their companies. He mentors individuals through Everwise, which optimizes the way companies develop their people by connecting professionals with the experts and resources they need to be successful.

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