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FUD is a good thing

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 31 May 2016

 


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FUD is a good thing
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 191
Posted DateTuesday 31 May 2016 09:29 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

FUD – fear uncertainty and doubt. No, not the marketing sort of FUD but the kind of stuff in your head whenever change takes place.

It is OK to fear and question things. Having doubts and reservations is OK. It is a natural part of the thinking, reflection and commitment process.

Every new endeavour starts this way. If it doesn't then, the chances are that something is terribly wrong.

The last thing we should do is to stifle these thoughts. It is essential they are expressed openly. They should be actively solicited.

Coercing people to agree or to commit is one of the many destructive things we do to each other.

Expressing our true feelings is the start of a conversation that leads to ownership and commitment.
If we cannot say "no" then "yes" has no meaning.

Credit: Peter Block



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