“What got you here won’t get you there.” – Marshall Goldsmith.
“There is no need to change. Survival is not mandatory.” – W. Edwards Deming.
“Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.” – Laurence J. Peter
“Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.” – Francis Bacon
Wisdom through the years tells us we must foster change in ourselves as leaders (with or without title) and in our organizations. Lack of change is fatal to what we most want.
Yet change need not be as difficult or as fraught as we make it. As soon as we recognize change as the only possible vehicle from our current “here” to our desired “there,” we can relax. We can focus on our desired “there” and how good it feels to anticipate it’s arrival. We can take whatever is the next best step on the way from “here” to “there.” And we can repeat this two-step dance until the change is complete.
In your corner,