Every Person is an Organization Waiting to Happen

by Matt Mattson & Jessica Gendron Williams

“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

individual-organizationThat quote might be the most overused quote in history when it comes leadership, management, and personal development education. As a professional speaker, I actually go out of my way to NOT use that quote since it has been so overdone. Except for this… it’s pretty smart.

Phired Up teaches the concept of Social Excellence as you probably know.  Many readers probably also know that our company’s Reason for Being has to do with the power of organizations.  We’ve had a few people ask how we justify doing Social Excellence programs for college freshmen orientation groups, high school students, and other audiences of INDIVIDUALS, yet we claim to be about the power of organizations… Here’s how:


See, our company’s focus really is helping organizations grow because we believe in the power of a “small group of thoughtful, committed citizens.”  That’s what changes the world!  We want to change the world, so we help people (lots of them) organize around a purpose (a good one). 

Since the beginning of our company we’ve taught about the magic of PEOPLE and PURPOSE.  These are the two fundamental elements of any membership organization. Get several people gathered together around a shared purpose and you have an organization.  No people?  Just a fluffy idea.  No purpose? Just a crowd.  Put them together though, and you’ve got the makings for every meaningful change that has ever occurred.

So we believe in organizations, sure, but we also believe in THE POWER OF ONE.  See, we think any one person with clear purpose has the power to change the world too… Except in order to do so, they need to do something.  Know what it is?  Gather more people together around that purpose.  And that’s where Social Excellence and Dynamic Recruitment come in.

EVERY PERSON IS AN ORGANIZATION WAITING TO HAPPEN.  And in order for any person to make the change they want to make in the world, they need to to be SOCIAL! They need to be able to gather, organize, influence, and inspire others to take up efforts in support of their purpose.

So look around.  See anyone?  You see, what could be the beginning of, a world-changing organization.  Look in the mirror.  See anyone?  You see a single person who could be the beginning of a revolution.