Here is a test, a maxim and a principle to guide you on your way.
1: The Dick Gregory Better Mousetrap test
“When you’ve got something really good, you don’t have to force it on people. They will steal it!”
That’s the difference between pull and push right there. Don’t blame others because they are ignoring your stuff, whatever it is. Policies, databases, rules, products, meetings, you. If they are not stealing it from you, you haven’t made it good enough yet. This is your problem not theirs. Thanks Mr Gregory!
2: The EL Doctorow Emergent Strategy Maxim
“It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you make the whole trip that way.”
Why real change is emergent, and why it doesn’t matter. Exactamundo Mr Doctorow!
3: The FlowChain No Short Cuts Principle.
“Culture is a read only attribute. You cannot affect it directly.”
Why culture is an effect, not something that can be grafted on. Behaving otherwise is like putting on shorts, shades and sandals and expecting the sun to come out. Wrong way round, cries Bob!