Barry Rock's Blog

Don’t Preserve the Past

In his book, Complexity Crisis, John Mariotti admonishes: Don’t preserve the past–find the future. This is a good word to leaders. Very few of us are building museums where relics of the good old days are our main exhibits. In horticultural terms, we are growing toward the future out of…

I Know I’m Right…I Think!?

Here is a delicate subject…not so much in the asking but in the answering: How do you know you’re right? As leaders, we are asked to make decisions, give opinions, judge, compare, select, accept, reject, and so on. If you’re at all like me, you’ve accepted this as an almost daily…

Why Would I Want to Follow You?

I primarily write on the topic of leadership. I enjoy becoming a better leader and being a part of that process for others. As I write, I find myself pondering a basic question: Why would someone want to follow my leadership? If you are a leader, why would someone choose…

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