In a letter reflecting back on the heady times of revolt against the tyranny of England, John Adams makes the observation that “revolutions are no trifles.”1 Adams and other founders of the new republic knew full well the seriousness of declaring independence and setting out on a new course of governance for the colonies. While that is true on the macro level of geo-politics it is also true on the micro level of organizational culture. Embarking on a dramatic change in social structure, whether great or small, ought not to be taken lightly. Thorough planning and careful execution are important ingredients in successful revolutions. However, the essential ingredient is leadership that is passionate about the change.
Baker, Steven L.
"A Rubric of Shared Leadership: “Revolutions are no trifles”,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 52
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol52/iss1/4