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    ... people are capable of more than their organizational positions ever give them the tools or the time or the opportunity to demonstrate.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Innovative organizations provide the freedom to act which arouses the desire to act.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: desires  freedom 
     
    in most important ways, leaders of the future will need the traits and capabilities of leaders throughout history: an eye for change and a steadying hand to provide both vision and reassurance that change can be mastered, a voice that articulates the will of the group and shapes it to constructive ends, and an ability to inspire by force of personality while making others feel empowered to increase and use their own abilities.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    People who are making decisions about the future often don't have access to some of the best ideas in the company, which may be at the periphery or at lower levels.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    I've found that small wins, small projects, small differences often make huge differences.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Passion for a goal doesn't guarantee success, but without it, you can't even begin.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: passion  goal  success 
     
    Change demands new learning.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: learning 
     
    The architecture of change involves the design and construction of new patterns, or the reconceptualization of old ones, to make new, and hopefully more productive, actions possible.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: action 
     
    People often resist change for reasons that make good sense to them, even if those reasons don't correspond to organizational goals. So it is crucial to recognize, reward, and celebrate accomplishments.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: people  goal 
     
    Leaders must wake people out of inertia. They must get people excited about something they've never seen before, something that does not yet exist.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: people  leader 
     
    The most radical thing we can do is connect people to one another. That starts conversations toward a vision for change.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: people  vision  radical 
     
    Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: powerful  leader  learn 
     
    Change is like putting lipstick on a bulldog. The bulldog's appearance hasn't improved, but now it's really angry.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Too many people let others stand in their way and don't go back for one more try.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: people 
     
    Embrace change as an opportunity to learn, to improve, to make a difference in others' lives as well as in your own. Have the courage to challenge the status quo. Remember that preparation and ambition in combination with opportunity equals success. And have fun!
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: self  vision 
     
    Change is a threat when done to me, but an opportunity when done by me.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Friendly people are caring people, eager to provide encouragement and support when needed most.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: people 
     
    It is crucial to recognize, reward, and celebrate accomplishments.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Confidence is not just in people's heads; it comes from the culture of the organization. It's easier to expect success when working in an organization that has a culture of accountability, collaboration, and initiative. Without this, it's easier - and more self-protective - to assume failure so the person is not disappointed and instead pleasantly surprised.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Peter Drucker being one of the most important influences because he has helped to think differently about organizational leadership and management. Frankly, I learn something of value from everyone I meet. My Harvard colleagues. My students. The executives I work with. For an eager student, which is what I am, there is so much to be learned from everyday experiences. I'm a sponge. Always will be.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Pessimists see problems as stemming from stable and universal causes, thus making them less susceptible to corrective action. Optimists, in contrast, view problems as temporary and resulting from specific factors that will either change or be changed.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: action  problem 
     
    Perpetuating success or sliding into decline is the result of many intersecting forces that reinforce one another directly and indirectly. They are both cause and effect of winning or losing. Winning generates positive forces, losing generates negative forces.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Sometimes you lose - perhaps because you play against the very best, or because surprises happen - but if there is organizational confidence, you bounce back from losses and convert them to successes.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: loss  confidence  success 
     
    Creativity does not derive from order but from the attempt to impose order where it does not exist, to make new connections.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: creativity 
     
    Power stems from 'rainmaking,' as law firms put it: the ability to bring resources into the company.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: power  law  company 
     
    Confidence is the sweet spot between arrogance and despair-consisting of positive expectations for favorable outcomes.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Confidence is not lodged in people's brains, it comes from the support system that surrounds them. Let's not confuse confidence overall with just self-confidence. Self-confidence is only one part of confidence. People also need confidence in others - their colleagues and leaders - that they can count on them to do the right thing and not to let them down.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    It takes courage to speak up against complacency and injustice while others remain silent. But that's what leadership is.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Confidence is the bridge connecting expectations and performance, investment and results.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Confidence makes you willing to try harder and attracts the kind of support from others that makes "winning" possible.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: confidence 
     
    To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: ideas  wings 
     
    Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: leader  ideas 
     
    Power is the ability to get things done
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: power 
     
    If world problems feel too big to tackle, think small. Step by step. Small wins build confidence, lead the way to change.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    The degree to which the opportunity to use power effectively is granted to or withheld from individuals is one operative difference between those companies which stagnate and those which innovate.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Leaders is the new organisation do not lack motivational tools, but the tools are different from those of traditional corporate bureaucrats. The new rewards are based not on status but on contribution, and they consist not of regular promotion and automatic pay rises, but of excitement about the mission and a share of the glory of success.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: leader  success  shares 
     
    The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster.
    — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    tags: successful 
     
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