Messing about with key phrases on Google such as “change for leaders”, it’s very striking that most of what comes up is about doing change to other people—organizations, employees and so forth, usually by or on behalf of various corporate bodies or consultancies.
It’s all about making change happen out there—the assumption being that there is no need for change within the leaders themselves. They are the leaders after all.
Now I’m just looking at the listed search results and maybe when you click through it’s obvious that the various organizations and individuals realize that in order for us to lead change in other people, we must first change ourselves.
Or maybe not.
But that’s the thing. Change done to other people doesn’t stick, if it works at all in the first place.
Change begins “in here,” and then it happens “out there.”
Try it and see.