I had a great conversation with Rishad today and these are a few notes:
- Making change happen means that a lot of disruption can and will occur in oneself — and also with/to the people near the change agent. We can liken this transition to the awkward and “unbeautiful” stage of the chrysalis.**
- “In the transition from a caterpillar to a butterfly, there’s a quite ugly moment that happens in between.” —RT
- Longstanding organizations have “yeasts” — people who have been around, and quietly enable others to thrive.
- “They’re like a yeast that makes the beer ferment.” —RT
- At times there are leaders who understand an organization’s culture deeply, and yet at the same time can transform them and aren’t held back by their past.
- “They have roots and wings.” —RT
- Great transformations are often visible only on the surface, but don’t underestimate the tectonic shifts that can lie underneath.
- “The cake looks the same. But the ingredients are quite different these days.” —RT