For…

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

– Steve Jobs

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