How a small change can make a big difference

How a small change can make a big difference

“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.

 

 

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