12/31/2010 01:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Turn Around Difficult People: The Story of the Young Engineer and the Stubborn Professor (VIDEO)

Russell Bishop shares an inspiring story from his new book "Workarounds that Work: How to Conquer Anything that Stands in Your Way at Work." A young aerospace engineer is caught in a dilemma: whether to listen to the world's leading expert, who tells him his prototype is unworkable, or to go with his intuition and build the prototype anyway, even though his boss is against it. The way he achieves his outcome illustrates the "Control, Influence, Respond" paradigm, a centerpiece of "Workarounds that Work."


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