Want to change the culture in an organization, business, church or institution? Ask “what should it look like around here?” then begin taking action in that direction. That’s how the new growth at the fringes makes its way into the center. This is leadership at its raw essence.
I stumbled across some words of wisdom that support this idea:
Do not seek to follow the footsteps of men of old. Seek what they sought! – BASHO
Take from the altar of the past the fire, not the ashes! – JEAN JAURES
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. – Author of Hebrews