I read an incredible book last week, called “Leaving Microsoft to Change the World” by John Wood. John is the founder of an organization called Room to Read who’s mission is to educate the world’s children…incredible. Can you think of a bigger mission? It’s like asking for world peace and then actually going out to accomplish it. I wrote this week’s Goose article about it (check it out: http://bit.ly/9U4h6e) focusing on the “how” part of actionable leadership.
Ever been inspired by an idea or a movement yet as soon as you start thinking about what’s required to actually propel that movement forward, your motivation hits the floor? I’ve totally been there – many good intentions that I just didn’t follow through on. With his book, John really reinforced for me that all it takes is a bunch of small actions…send an email, pick up the phone, write a letter to the editor, start a blog…simple, five minute tasks that could potentially make all the difference. Actions that prove that people like John Wood and incredible organizations like Room to Read really can change the world.