♬ Be the change that you wanna see in the world, just like Gandhi… ♬
Lyrics, music and recorded by MC Yogi.
If you expect change in others and in the culture of your organization, then buckle your seatbelt and get ready to change yourself – first. Your change is the pivot around which culture change swings. If you keep the work of culture change at arm’s length, then real, lasting change won’t occur. The reason is simple: everyone else in your organization is sitting around with their arms folded, doing nothing too – just like you.
Culture change is a show-up, stand-up, participative, put-yourself-on-the-line personal process. Culture isn’t an object or system out there. It’s internal. You are in the culture, and the culture is in you. It’s a meaning-making interpretation process that you and others perform for survival. We want you to take that personally. Sustainable and durable change begins and ends with you and your commitment (McGuire & Rhodes, p. 20).
From: McGuire, J. B. & Rhodes, G. B. (2009). Transforming your leadership culture. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Transforming Your Leadership Culture is available on loan from the Ohio State University Leadership Center. To borrow this resource or any other resource, please go to the resource search page.
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Thanks Beth for another great post and for demonstrating that you are an example of the change that you want to see in the world.This entry was posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 9:17 am and is filed under Change Management, Issues facing Law Firms, Leadership and Strategic Planning, personal focus and renewal, Trends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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