"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
- Charles Darwin
"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got."
Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential political leaders in recent history. His journey was truly inspiring transforming from a prisoner to an iconic world leader who broke barriers of racism. Mr. Mandela recognized that in order for a society to be successful each person needed to feel empowered and know that they matter. Likewise, the success of any organization is forged on the backs of it's employees. Each member has the capacity to influence an organization in unprecedented ways. One does not need a title and a corner office to make a difference. The development of an organization happens with the individuals as well as the leaders.
A wonderful reminder from Mr. Gandhi that modeling the actions and behaviors we would like to see in the world is a powerful way to create change.
What are your thoughts, how can you be an influential instrument for change in the world today?