Last week I shared some thoughts with the current LEADERship Ashtabula County class on leading change in ED/CD. One point I will reiterate here is that we should think less about “structures” and more about “processes” in economic and community development. Change leaders should birth and guide dynamic living processes in the community! The universe is in constant flux. The speed of change has accelerated and become more unpredictable with rapid technology change, globalization, and other factors. My message is “flow, be agile, avoid getting stuck, and anticipate change and the unexpected.
Ashtabula County needs to change the current “processes” that are perpetuating its decline and create new processes that will stimulate its growth and development in positive sum ways.
Download my presentation here: leading change 12-15-15