Initiating a change of any substance with a group of people is a very complicated matter. Each of the group starts at their own place of comprehension and accessibility to their mindset to change or not. They are largely kept or left where they are at without leadership.
If each of the group are told to change, very little if any sustainable change would occur. Telling isn’t leading.
If each of the group is managed by oversight and consequence of their actions to change for a new directive, there may be temporary alteration to avoid consequences. Managing the actions of others without understanding and genuine participation isn’t leading.
If each of the group is engaged in the formation of change, there is the opportunity for leadership. Setting a direction together is the opportunity to have a leader, the one who initiates to change with others in shared decisions toward a greater impact.
“Initiating is really and truly difficult, and that’s what leaders do. They see something others are ignoring and they jump on it. — Seth Godin —