Here is the transcript and summary of Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s talk titled “Six Keys to Leading Positive Change” at TEDxBeaconStreet conference.
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Rosabeth Moss Kanter – Professor, Harvard Business School
A few years ago, I ran into a colleague I had not seen for a long time who said: “What are you working on now?”, and I said, I was in that kind of mood. I said, “Oh. Making the world a better place.” And he said,”Could you pin that down just a little bit.”
Well, I realized what I actually do is I tried to provide other people tools for making the world a better place, by giving them leadership skills. So what is your goal? You simply want to get things done. And maybe improve them a little. Do you want to start something, maybe a social venture; you can be any age to do that.
I was amazed when Katie [Stagliano] of Katie’s Krops got an award from President Bill Clinton for a venture she started to feed the homeless when she was 9 years old. So anybody can start something. Do you want to start something? Do you want to grow something? Do you want to start a business? Do you want to lead a big business? Or do you want to just make the world a better place?