Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author, is in the business of sparking change.
“I try to provide other people with tools for making the world a better place by giving them leadership skills,” Kanter explains.
Named one of the “50 most influential business thinkers in the world” by Accenture and Thinkers 50 research, Kanter has worked with thousands of leaders in dozens of countries. Her experiences have helped her extract what she believes to be the Six Keys to Leading Positive Change: show up, speak up, look up, team up, never give up, and lift others up.
In this inspiring TEDxBeaconStreet talk, Kanter illuminates each key by carefully weaving in the stories of influential world leaders, fictional characters, and even ordinary people whose passions have ignited positivity. They are the stories of people who released their ideas into the world, found partners to help advance their goals, and remained motivated in the face of adversity—stories like that of Nelson Mandela.
“Find your inner Mandela,” Kanter urges. “Find the strength to persist. That’s what makes the difference between success and failure.”