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One travels far

“Little by little, one travels far” – J.R.R. Tolkien

All beginnings have a beginning. Start from where you are. This may sound like very simplistic advice. But change does not happen all at once. It happens slowly at first and then all at once.

When one thing changes, it impacts its relationships with other organization systems.

Trying to control the ripple effect of changes leads to controlling behavior because the future will always turn out differently than anticipated.

One travels far with continuous self-improvement.

Instead, a better way is to trust that you have it in you. Trust that the people in your organization know what needs improvement. Then, take one step at a time, slowly improving together. This is the way to improve continuously.

Because owning the change is the secret ingredient to a lasting transformation, you cannot rent it.

Agile leaders who are successful in the long run are the ones who:

  • Instead of telling others to follow agile behaviors/practices, create experiences that change organizational belief systems
  • Instead of measuring results, focus on the systems that generate the results
  • Instead of pushing agile, create an environment where people can pull for coaching/mentoring
  • Instead of chasing best practices, amplify the best that the organization can already do

Engage us to facilitate a leadership cohort-based learning program so you can co-create a shared transformation journey.


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