For the past few months, I’ve been reading a book called The Method Method, which details the innovative strategies used to grow the Method line of home care products.  It’s a great read and I’m finding lots of interesting applications to my own work as a change agent.

One of the points that the fellas make time and again is that swinging for the fences when trying out new ideas is rarely successful.  Instead, successful change is incremental.  It relies on taking small steps and revising as you go.

I picked up a great metaphor in the text today — that creating winning products is a lot like hitting home runs 50 feet at a time.

Planning on using that notion in some work that I’m doing at school, so I whipped up a slide:

(download slide and view original image credit on Flickr)

Hope you dig it.



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What the Principals of PLCs can Learn from Hand Washing

Sustainable Change in Schools [Slide]


Original Image Credit: Baseball by Paco Mexico

Licensed Creative Commons Attribution on May 22, 2012

Hitting Home Runs Concept from The Method Method



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