It is time for all the heroes to go home… It is time to stop waiting for someone to save us. It is time to face the truth of our situation - that we're all in this together, that we all have a voice - and figure out how to mobilize the hearts and minds of everyone in our communities. -- Margaret Wheatley |
The world is fundamentally transforming technologically, economically, socially and politically. The ongoing transformation needs to be shaped by appropriate policies and institutions. There are no simple, ready-made solutions. What we urgently need are pragmatic and future-oriented actions, even in the form of small steps, to provide positive narratives. Klaus Schwab, Founder, World Economic Forum |
Any decision you make is based on your images of the future and what you expect is going to happen. If your images of the future are fuzzy and incoherent then your decisions will be fuzzy and incoherent. --Reid Reiner |
‘It is time for all the heroes to go home… It is time to stop waiting for someone to save us. It is time to face the truth of our situation - that we're all in this together, that we all have a voice - and figure out how to mobilize the hearts and minds of everyone in our communities.’ - Margaret Wheatley |
There is a way to create real collaboration. You have to let go. You have to loosen your grip on being right or on winning. You almost need to enter a conversation with no point of view, ready to receive others’ ideas and then layer your thoughts on top of them. By approaching a conversation this way, you’ll wind up with solutions you never thought of before.
--Jim Haudan |
"After all, in a world where the social fabric seems to be rapidly fraying, the economy is uncertain, and the future of the planet is at risk, is there a better way to hit the reset button than to come back to the neighborhood level and begin to genuinely rely on one another again?"--Amanda Abrams |
The competencies many once thought of as being “soft” – relationship building, mobilizing citizen-led initiatives, community building - are now the hard currency of successful leadership and the ultimate drivers of the systems change, innovation and transformation that will be essential for individual, community, environmental and economic well-being.
- B. Herchmer
There is no doubt there is a growing need for leaders who understand systems change. But what exactly does that mean. Here's one of the best definitions we've found:
“System leaders apply an unusual combination of skills and attributes to | mobilize large-scale action for systems change. Like many leaders, they tend to be smart, ambitious visionaries with strong skills in management and execution. Unlike traditional leaders, they are...