3 Principles for Creating Rapid, Widespread Change

  1. A great idea in the hands of champions trumps formal authority any day. Unfortunately, formal authority is mostly associated with bureaucratic requirements or top-down mandates, rather than enthusiastic engagement, whereas champions take on ideas because they have confidence and vision. Followers can detect the difference easily.
  2. A great idea implemented by engaging people in its execution takes on momentum, and generates the resources it needs to succeed at the point of contact, where the rubber meets the road.  As success mounts, people recognize ROI and invest.
  3. Open source implementation allows groups of enthusiastic, competent professionals to develop applications, ideas, and innovations that go beyond anything a single team can dream up. Decentralize and open your initiative to the masses, and you will be constantly amazed by the power and far-reaching implications.
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