From ‘change’ towards ‘development’

A lovely snippet from Russell Ackoff’s Reflections 2002 article:

Development is an increase in the desire and ability to satisfy one’s own needs and legitimate desires, and those of others“.

This definition supports my quest to move beyond the concept of leadership and behaviour change.  Changing behaviour is problematic because there is usually a positive intention behind the behaviour that leaders will fight to maintain.  This definition allows leaders to engage in a robust discussion about behaviours that will allow them to increase their ability to satisfy their own needs and the needs of others.

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