Mobilizing people to confront tough, intractable problems, overcome differences, and move beyond the natural resistance to change requires uncommon courage and skill.

Leadership – mobilizing people to effect change – demands entering unknown territory.  It, of necessity, requires experimentation and improvisation, and the will to risk dead ends and missteps.  

Leadership is an activity, not a position.  Anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere.


Leadership occurs not when those in authority offer answers, but when essential questions are kept on – and key people kept at – the table long enough for shared answers to emerge.

Leadership for a change is difficult, risky, and rare.   Change involves discomfort and loss.

Leadership, thus, requires taking these into account.

Your purpose must be clear.