“Can an organisation intentionally shape itself into a movement? One of the first things required in movements is spirit-lifting leadership, leadership that enables, enriches, holds an organisation accountable, and in the end lets go.
Also high on the list of requirements is competence. I would expect a movement to be highly participatory, but I would also expect people there to realise that participation and representation are no substitute for simple competence. When I think of competence, I mean competence in relationships as well as technical competence, for poor relationships sabotage even the most competent persons. Success in our job requires technical competence. Success as human beings requires competence in relationships.
A movement requires a high sense of creativity. In some places of realised potential, creativity becomes a moral issue: it is the means through which we protect the human environment. In others it becomes a process of discovery to bring about necessary change.” – Max De Pree
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it is the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D Eisenhower