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.