Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Recently I mentioned to someone that my views on leadership have changed over the years. He looked surprised. I told him that if reality dictated they'd change again.

I don't think that reassured him.

This doesn't mean I don't hold strong views - I do - but I've never understood those who cling to ideas when facts point in another direction. [See: Marxism, Followers of.]

It also doesn't mean that opponents of change shouldn't put up a good fight. Those who automatically ascribe positive attributes to change haven't read much history (or used the latest version of computer software). I doubt if they had their eyes open during sizable parts of the last century. Unintended consequences show that sounding like a good idea is not the same as being a good idea.

Skepticism and Flexibility are valuable allies.

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