Good leaders are change agents. Nothing around us stays static, so change leadership is a necessity. Change for the sake of change is not good leadership. Change requires a grounding in a business and societal understanding and discovery from which reasonable policies and strategies arise. Included in the grounding needs to be a sense and reality of the common good. Not a segmented good but a common good. Common good may not cover everyone, but it covers a diverse group.
Change leadership and common good need a tighter intersection. What the intersection looks like is a reflection, which can be a personal one. However, it cannot stop with personal reflection. A connection to community, society, and a common good requires a greater conversation with a diverse group of team members and citizens.
SOURCE: Jon Mertz. “How Should Change Leadership and Common Good Intersect” Thin Difference, May 21, 2019.
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