People don't want to change, specially my stakeholders, any tips?

I am not going to try to sprinkle any sugar on this to make it any better…implementing change is perhaps the greatest challenge one can ever face in business. As Machiavelli once said:

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. ”

Machiavelli, The Prince (1513)

So, the following examples are some of the things I’ve used in the past to try to shift thinking and implement change:

"Show me don't tell me" - I've always tried to avoid telling people what i wanted to change, instead I would do a small experiment, gather evidence and then show them what the change was about, in the process involving others and making them champions of it.

"Start small, iterate, scale" - Not all change can be implemented in small iterative ways, but do consider it, it's a hell of a lot easier!

"Lean on it" - I'm sure you have tried before to push a car and you've noticed that getting going is not easy, you have to lean on it, push, for long enough to break the inertia, once it gets going, it gets easier!

Gus Balbontin