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Engage any and all stakeholders who care.
Make great effort to invite the people who will make the conversation awkward
Trust in the intelligence of the human system
Chaos is fundamental to change – structure reinforces status quo
Diverge, diverge, diverge…THEN converge. Be gracefully persistent throughout.
Conversations that matter take time to emerge; they follow on the heels of trust.
People can only be polite for so long. Outlast them.
Change. Is. Uncomfortable. It’s your job to make sure no one ever knows if it’s uncomfortable for you.
Hold hope. You’ve been there before; you know there’s another side. They may not. Hold hope.
Always start from a clear direction towards an emergent outcome and design backward. Always.
Promises are irrelevant. Sincerity is the act of following through.