Innovations emerge easiest in communities where there are leaders – not managers and administrators – who invite and inspire people to thrive on the dynamic perifery of the core.
Innovations fail to emerge in community where managers and administrators keep the community tighly held in a defensive, stasist core.
This simple yet profound lesson speaks to the importance of the community’s willingness to value the development of leaders. Interestingly enough, it’s the emergent leaders at the perifieries that can do the most good in moving this agenda forward.
Jack & his Zen-ning