“Faith is critical to all innovation. Without faith, it’s suicidal to be a leader, to act like a heretic. Religion, on the other hand, represents a strict set of rules that our fellow humans have overlaid on top of our faith. Religion supports the status quo and encourages us to fit in, not to stand out.“
My friend James, who works for a large bank, defines leadership as “managing change.” He described how his organization expects leaders to be in perpetual motion as it relates to innovation. Nothing is ever static. They are constantly on a path forward and the leaders within the bank are marching out front.
Until that moment, I had always believed that managing change was a part of leadership, but had not contemplated change as the primary responsibility.
The more I have considered that concept the more it makes sense.