As you look toward 2012, think big.
Back in June 2010, I posted this quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower
Whenever I run into a problem I can’t solve, I always make it bigger. I can never solve it by trying to make it smaller, but if I make it big enough I can begin to see the outlines of a solution.”
In that post I wrote:
If you’re driving a change that only solves your problem look around for others who share your concern and make the change you’re driving big enough to include their concerns. In large organizations the charge to “make it big enough” is especially important if you want to gain sway over the powers that control company-wide policy or procedures.
For 2012 I encourage you to think big, very big. There are real problems that deserve solutions and we aren’t going to solve them by playing small.
What change are you going to drive in 2012? How big can you make it?