This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions.
Barking up the right tree
Most of this toolkit is concerned with tools – including knowledge and ways of thinking – that will be useful as you work for change.
But we need to start – briefly – by talking about values and motivation, and your vision for change. These are the foundations – the purpose, the why – that will determine what you set your mind to, who you do it for, who you do it with, and how you go about it. Which is to say, they’re critically important.
It doesn’t matter how fast you climb the ladder and how high you go if it’s leaning against the wrong wall.
It doesn’t matter how fast your vehicle goes or how much people like it if you’re heading in the wrong direction with the wrong people.