“You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change.”
Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook.
I love this quote.
Often it feels as though we are surrounded by big, disruptive changes.
As a leader it can feel overwhelming and intimidating.
But sometimes a small change can make a big difference.
It was only 50 years ago for example, that a single African American lady — Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
This single small action ultimately became the lightning rod for the civil rights movement in the US.
What can leaders learn from the Rosa Parks example?
– Small changes can make a difference
– They need to be consistently applied
– You never know in advance what might happen
– Small changes are within your control or influence
Small changes or what I call small wins are empowering.
You can change your world.
And sometimes this means that you can change a bigger world.