The following aphorisms are not so much bits of advice as things to think about when you are being a change agent, whether in your role as a manager or executive, a consultant - either internal or external - or as an organization or community development specialist. They are even likely to be useful when you are just being yourself trying to bring about something that involves other people making changes in the way they think or do something.
Creating and maintaining a high-performance high-commitment work team or organization may be the most important skill needed for successful managers and team leaders today.
Why? Because the continuous achievement of extraordinary results through people who are committed to a purpose beyond themselves is what most organizations are all about.