“There are three principles in man’s being and life, the principle of thought, principle of speech and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between (the leader) me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean, and that I do not do what I say. This position confuses and poisons … the situation between myself and the other man, and I in my internal disintegration, I am no longer able to master it but, contrary to my illusions, I have become its slave.”
Martin Buber, The Way of Man
Change and leadership is not just about vision, strategy, balancing the budget or reducing the National debt. It is hooking people on ownership, commitment and responsibility to something they believe in emotionally. It is about engaging people both inside and outside an organization in a clear and common sense approach to solving problems and creating new opportunities to create a BETTER LIFE.
Many Americans got hooked on the optimistiism and passion of “Change We Can Believe In” and
“YES WE CAN”. After about a year and half of victories, frustrations and continued wrangling in the Senate I recently started to reflect on where are we on the change agenda we voted for in the last election? Here are some of my ideas about lessons learned: Continue reading “Message for President Obama– Lessons Learned about Complexity of Change.”