How to Change Your World - Leadership SHIFT Tip
The few fans in section 142 who sparked the wave and a comeback for the home team.
The consulting firm that recommended open-spaced work environments to promote more collaboration.
The small peloton who decided to ride 192 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money for cancer research.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed,
it’s the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
That small peloton has grown to 10,000+ cyclists and volunteers and is known as The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). This year it will raise over $50 million for cancer research, and it continues to be the most successful sports-related charity event in the world.
And it was started by Billy Star and a small group of others in 1980 looking to make a difference, and during the first weekend of August each year, I’m grateful that I get to be part of what they created.
You may not start something that will be as massive as PMC, but every day you and your peloton have a chance to spark something that will make a difference in your world.
But to do so, you have to start.
And when — not if — you begin, can we ask a small favor?
Start something positive, unlike those consultants, bless their hearts, who recommended open-spaced work environments. :)
Have fun storming the castle!
p.s., This year I rode for those in our Peloton who are currently battling cancer because we need them to keep pedaling.