Legendary golf instructor Harvey Penick wrote a best seller entitled Harvey Penick's Little Red Book a few years back. An instruction manual, the book also touched a deep emotional need. Readers responded to Penick's heartfelt love for both a sport and those who shared his love of it.
In Deep Change, Robert Quinn says one person can transform the larger organization of which he is a part. To choose otherwise is to begin a process of either "active exit" or "slow death." The latter, which many ministry professionals will resonate with, is "a meaningless and frustrating experience enmeshed in fear, anger, and helplessness, while moving surely toward what is most feared."
But unlike many other books on leadership, Quinn stresses the necessity of deep change at the personal level before attempting organizational transformation. ...1