From Robert Quinn: A student in my current class on transformational leadership came to see me. The class is about how to change the world by changing self. If we choose to be more purpose-centered, internally directed, other-focused, and externally open, the change in us changes our conversations, the people in the conversations, and then the larger context or organization in which the conversations occur.
While this sounds simple, it defies normal assumptions. Almost all of us are programmed to try to change others by telling then why they should change. If that does not work, as it often does not, we try to change them by exercising some kind of leverage. Since this concept is hard to understand and to teach I am always searching for examples. When an example shows up, I am most grateful.