What I was taught in school and in the early days of my career:
analyze – plan – budget – convene – write fancy document – present – get approvals – get buy-in – hold some more meetings – adjust budget – communicate and roll out the plan.
How it really works:
sense – dare – dream – share your dream with a few people you trust – get the resources – ask for permission later
The challenge is, you can’t get good at the second approach if you’re spending all your time working on the first one.
One thought on “How change happens, really”
I affirm what wise Sasha says — by offering evidence of what can happen when going the way he advocates:
1. The largest private “land conservation” deal in history …
2. A revolution in what’s possible for a country — Bermuda…
3. A refusal in East Africa to accept international donors, preferring to go it alone and prove their self-reliance.
And yes, it begins in sensing, in awareness.