Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rules of thumb for change leaders.

The following "rules" apply to those brave souls who have to drive and sustain the change process:

Start by working on the issues that people care about today.

Keep a bias toward optimism.

Never work up-hill alone.

Find some friends in high places.

Stay alive.

Start a few fires.

Play God a little.

Be prepared to insist and persist.

It’s usually easier to beg forgiveness that to ask permission.

It’s always easier to plant a large garden than it is to tend it.

In the beginning, it’s all about possibilities.

In the end, it’s all about results.

In golf and in life, it’s follow through that counts.

1 comment:

js said...

Well said and absolutely true. It is so easy to forget the basics tenets of leadership in the myopic rush for the bottom line.

To this end, I printed this out and taped it to my wall -

I love Love LOVE this blog

keep it coming!