Rick Maurer, author of Beyond the Wall of Resistance and other books on leadership and change, developed the Energy Bar™ as a free tool to help people in organizations get their ideas across in ways that get people committed and engaged. RickRick has advised leaders from many countries on ways to apply this new tool successfully.


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Why Can't They See This Project Is Really Important?


When we think about tough challenges company leaders are likely to face, we might think of slumping sales, falling stock prices, high turnover, or a public relations crisis. All of these issues can be detrimental to a company. I’ve been wanting to dig deeper to learn what else is keeping today’s leaders up at night. So, recently I gathered a group and planted a scenario to uncover what they were facing today. 

Here’s the scenario.

What if we were sitting in a bar after work and it’s 6 pm. We’ve ended the day and I ask you to tell me about your biggest challenge without using ‘organizational speak’. In the work you are doing, where is it that you can’t seem to get the support you need?

The results were enlightening. I received candid answers and many of the comments will turn into blog posts. Some were laced with profanity that I wish I could use in blog post titles. 

Why cant they see this project is really important

What do you do when you are working on an important project but feel you are getting backbiting, silo-mentality, and foot-dragging from the team?

There was one response that I believe could be a challenge many leaders are currently facing. It was, “Why can’t they see this project is really important?”

 I turned solutions for this particular challenge into an eBook. It guides readers through the steps for building support in these situations, includes links to short videos, and other resources. 

It’s free to download and please feel free to use it and pass it along. I welcome your feedback. Click Here or on the eBook to Download.








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