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Marshall Ganz Quote

Organizers Develop Leaders

June 14th, 2018


Marshall Ganz discusses leadership and what it means to be an organizer. Ganz is a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School.

He says:

“Organizers think of themselves as people that develop the leadership of others.”

And that:

“Leadership [is] accepting responsibility for enabling others to achieve purpose under conditions of uncertainty.”


“If everything is working the way it’s supposed to and all the systems are go, what do you need leadership for? Leadership is about dealing with challenge, contradiction, the unexpected, and the novel.”

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