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Caterpillars can Fly, if they just lighten up!

Dec 24, 2012 | Change, Change Facilitation

“Caterpillars can fly, if they would just lighten up.”

I work a lot on the theme of change and improvement. Often, the leadership could do a lot less to improve things a lot more.

Butterflies make good wagon pullers

By less, I mean “lighten up” and thus allow their people a little more room in which to innovate and generate new and better ideas, or at least share ideas between people so that more people can use best practices.

Many surveys point to the reality that people do not feel like their ideas are valued or that they are contributing much to the organization.

Download an article on how to better engage the middle 50% of your organization here. It contains statistics on engagement and a variety of ideas about how to do things differently.

Dr. Scott Simmerman

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant, earning CPT and CPF credentials. -- You can reach Scott at and a detailed profile is here: -- Scott is the original designer of The Search for The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine teambuilding game and the Square Wheels® images for organizational development.

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