Leaders Create Radical Change!

Tuesday March 26, 2013 comments

“When I speak of change, I do not mean a simple switch of positions or a temporary lessening of tensions, nor the ability to smile or feel good.  I am speaking of a basic and radical alteration in all those assumptions underlining our lives.”

                                                             Audre Lorde

This poet and human rights activist left the physical plane in 1992 yet her words have a freshness to them during these times of persistent, even radical change.

My own experience is that incremental change doesn’t work very well.  Our natural human tendency is to resist change – it’s threatening to venture out into unknown territory.  What we usually require is some kind of wake-up call, an emergency or other transformative event.

Extraordinary leaders actively look for ways to have their assumptions tested and re-examined.  They plug themselves into new environments: seminars, coaching, reading outside of their comfort zones …. a new circle of friends.

What are you doing to create a “radical alteration in all those assumptions underlining [your] life?”   Comments welcome!

With love and respect,