If change starts anywhere, it starts with the truth. Someone sees the organization as it is and how it could be better, and then starts talking about it with anyone who will listen.
It doesn’t help to keep a little blue notebook full of observations, complaints and ideas. Change won’t start until you do something about it – which usually means speaking up.
Even after the change is started, the truth still needs to be told. New aspects of culture will be uncovered. People will need honest feedback and accountability. Teams will need a facilitator who can speak the things that others will stay silent about.
If you want to affect change in your organization and truly take on the role of the change agent, you need the courage to tell the truth.
What truth might you need to tell?
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