Monday, October 31, 2005

Change

Educator Roy Blitzer says, "The only person who likes change is a wet baby." Blitzer must not have been a leader.

As a leader you are a change agent. You are the CDO - chief disorganizational officer. It is your job to create a dissatisfaction with the status quo. To stir the pot. It is your task to articulate a preferable future and to inspire others to do what needs to be done to get there. To stem the tide of complacency.

Among other qualities that characterize a great leader is the unflinching belief that people and things can change. Not everyone believes that people can change. You do. You are praying that an entire community will be transformed. You believe God when he says that in Christ old things pass away and things become new. Country singer Kenny Chesney has a song out called "Some People Change." The lyrics are below.....they inspire me.

His old man was a rebel yeller
Bad boy to the bone
He'd say "can't trust a colored feller"
He'd judge them by the tone of their skin
He was raised to think like his dad
Narrowminded, full of hate
On the road to nowhere fast
Til the grace of God got in the way
Then he saw the light and hit his knees and cried and said a
prayer
Rose up a brand new man
Left the old one right there

Here's to the strong
Thanks to the brave
Don't give up hope
Some people change
Against all odds
Against the grain
Love finds a way
Some people change

She was born with her mothers habit
Guess you could say it's in her blood
She hates it that she's gotta have it
She fills her glass up
She'd love to kill that bottle
But all she could think about is
A better life, a second chance
And everyone she's lettin down
She throws that bottle down

Here's to the strong
Thanks to the brave
Don't give up hope
Some people change
Against all odds
Against the grain
Love finds a way
Some people change

Thank God for those who make it
Let them be alive

(some people change) Here's to the strong
Thanks to the brave
Don't give up hope
Some people change
Against all odds
Against the grain
Love finds a way
Some people change

1 comment:

pk said...

Great lyrics. I have that CD.

pk