When Management or Strategy Changes, You Need a Plan

American airmen receive instruction prior to a mission from an advanced U.S. air base on the Tunisian front in 1943 Photograph by Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis

Most of us would rather tackle “the devil we know” than face the unknown. This unknown may hold the promise of untold riches and opportunities, but we still side with the known devil—even to our own detriment. The unknown has the potential to be a scary place; this is why we fear change and find it so difficult to embrace, influence, and sometimes even react properly to it.

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