In his book “The innovators mindset” George Couros discusses the characteristics of would-be change agents and identifies five things they need. His first two are Clear Vision and Patience/Persistence.
The first is often lacking, today, because many desired changes are negative. They are about making sure that something bad no longer happens or protecting a person or organisation from the consequences if it does happen. They call for things to be abolished or made illegal but pay little attention to what will happen instead. They do little to define what positive benefits change will bring. They fall short of the completeness offered by Martin Luther King in his famous “I have a dream” speech. He went on to show what his dream would look like on the ground. He made the dream come alive for people.
To provide clarity of vision there must be an examination … Read MoreRead Full