Organisations…

Organisations are communities of human beings, not collections of human resources

.- Henry Mintzberg

The dogmas…

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

– Abraham Lincoln

When…

When we see the need for deep change, we usually see it as something that needs to take place in someone else. In our roles of authority, we are particularly quick to direct others to change. Such directives often fail, and we respond to the resistance by increasing our efforts. The power struggle that follows seldom results in change nor brings about excellence. One of the most important insights about the need to bring about deep change in others has to do with where deep change actually starts.

– Robert E. Quinn