Change..

Mark Brady (fouroboros) observes:

You can’t change organizations. You can only reveal them to themselves. And they like what they see. Or not.

If they follow the “or not” path you can offer suggestions as to the alternatives that fit for them, and for what they believe. If they haven’t evolved to the point of knowing what they believe, you start there and the rest reveals itself.

I think the most powerful generator of change is a powerful acknowledgement of the the present. Clear and honest information about where we are now, and how our relationships stand, warts and all, will often lead to change in the moment, without resort to the “vision thing”. Sometimes the vision becomes a distraction from dealing with what Jim Collins calls the brutal facts.

3 thoughts on “Change..

  1. Curt Rosengren

    You could take that same quote and apply it to individuals. I think by and large people’s awareness of self is shrouded in a haze. The first step to really making amazing things happen is that “revealing” process.

    Part of that is looking at where you are right now. Do you like what you see? Is it where and who you want to be? Then you can look at how where you are right now differs from where you want to be. Where is the current situation out of alignment? Once you understand that, then you can start taking steps to change things.

    That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

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