Our reader poll today asks: How likely are you to lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen?
- Extremely: I’m the first one to call for big change: 18.4%
- Very: I often take up new causes: 39.6%
- Kind of: I’ll lead change but only if I’m really passionate about it: 39.0%
- Not very: It would take a lot to get me to step forward: 2.8%
- Not at all: I’ll always let others lead big change: 0.3%
Rebels with a cause. It’s encouraging to see 60% of you taking up causes you believe in. The question to ask is if your cause is having the desired effect. Does it pick up momentum and lead to real change, or does it tend to sputter out and be forgotten when you move on to the next cause? To have a real impact, nail down the core components of a revolution: find a big problem, find other people sick of the same problem, define the future state and galvanize the masses. If you’re going to take the risk of starting something, put the conditions in place to see it through.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.