Creating Change

Wheatley, Margaret
May 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p9
The author talks about the leadership role of creating change. She describes a leader as anyone who is willing to help, anyone who sees something that needs to change and takes the first steps to influence the situation. She says that the process that creates change is straightforward, and that even great and famous change initiatives begin with the actions of just a few people. She mentions the work 2004 Nobel Peace Prize awardee Wangari Maatai in organizing The Greenbelt Movement, which had planted over 30 million trees in Kenya and east Africa.


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