When we seek to bring positive change to an organization or community, the first step is demonstrating though our own actions the behavior we want to see, rather than telling other people how to be. After “show don’t tell,” the second step is to identify and work with the willing.
Every time Jonathan Rozenblit and I present our Practicing Leadership Today session, we are asked some version of “…but how do I get others to act the way I want them to act?”
First, show don’t tell.
Second, work with the willing.