Why should you pay attention to the outliers in your organization who are thriving despite few resources? The story of a Vietnamese village shows why paying attention to positive deviants can create lasting change, even in seemingly impossible situations.
The usual story is of a pastor who staunches a church’s decline by introducing “contemporary” worship. But Macedonia Baptist in Pittsburgh capped its growth with a return to “traditional.”
Most people want to avoid change. But the astute leader will help his team members move forward by inviting them to think not just about what will change but also why it needs to change.