How to overcome opposition to your ideas

The key to overcoming internal resistance to innovation is to realize that "friendly fire" is a natural reaction to new ideas, write Len Schlesinger and Charlie Kiefer. Appreciate the difficulties others face and try to win them over. "You must change your mindset about opposition -- from foe to friend -- and then work hard to maintain it," Schlesinger and Kiefer write.

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