“Embracing Incremental Change: The Power of Consciousness in Personal and Organizational Growth” by Marshall Krupp

by Apr 30, 2024

Embracing Incremental Change: The Power of Consciousness in Personal and Organizational Growth

In collaboration with Aleksandr Dolia, Executive Assistant


Change is a fundamental aspect of life and business, yet it often arrives not with grand fanfare, but through subtle shifts that accumulate over time. Leo Tolstoy once remarked, “True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” This sentiment echoes through the corridors of personal development and organizational growth, suggesting that the most profound transformations stem from the smallest steps. It invites us to consider how being conscious and aware can catalyze meaningful change within ourselves and our organizations.

Consciousness and awareness are not merely abstract concepts; they are vital tools for navigating the complexities of modern life and business. Consciousness is the light that illuminates our inner and outer worlds, revealing the nuances of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. It is the awareness of being alive, the recognition of our own existence, and the sensory and emotional tapestry that forms our personal reality. Self-awareness, on the other hand, allows us to see ourselves as distinct entities within a larger context, equipped with unique thoughts and personal narratives.

In the realm of business, the conscious company is one that not only recognizes but harnesses the power of incremental changes. It values the qualitative aspects of each decision, interaction, and strategic pivot, understanding that the smallest adjustments can lead to substantial outcomes. This awareness is critical in maintaining adaptability and responsiveness in an ever-changing market.

The essence of being conscious and aware in a business setting also involves recognizing the triggers and hooks that can lead to reactive patterns, rather than proactive decision-making. In every organization, just as in personal life, there are moments that test our emotional and rational responses. By cultivating a culture of awareness, companies can better navigate these challenges, turning potential obstacles into opportunities for growth and learning.

Consider the insights from notable figures who have underscored the importance of awareness and deliberate action:


1. Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and author renowned for his work on emotional intelligence, emphasizes the role of self-awareness in leadership: “Self-awareness is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence. It enables leaders to understand their own emotions and how they affect their performance, allowing them to better guide their behavior and make informed decisions.”

2. Peter Drucker, often referred to as the father of modern management theory, believed in the power of measured, mindful changes: “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”

3. Maya Angelou, an American poet and civil rights activist, highlighted the transformative power of self-reflection: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”


By embracing these principles, businesses can foster environments where continuous improvement is part of the organizational DNA, aligning closely with the core components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). EOS® focuses on Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction—each playing a crucial role in building a more conscious and effective organization.

The journey of incremental change and heightened awareness is not just about personal growth; it extends into the very fabric of our businesses. By nurturing an environment that values conscious decision-making and continuous reflection, organizations can achieve greater adaptability, effectiveness, and ultimately, success.

As we reflect on our organizational practices and personal habits, let us consider how we might apply a more conscious approach to our everyday decisions. Whether it is through the deliberate cultivation of our internal culture or the strategic decisions we make, every step taken with awareness brings us closer to a more successful and fulfilling professional life.

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EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® takes entrepreneur businesses on a journey of mastery of the EOS tools which enables businesses to elevate their leadership teams to make better decisions, maintain a level of accountability, at attain greater success more simplistically.  The components of EOS® are Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction, which when used effectively attains a healthier organization with greater success.  Marshall Krupp is a recognized Certified EOS® Implementer serving clients through the nation.  He is also a national speaker, a past award-winning Vistage Worldwide Chair, and a past career of providing crisis management strategic advisors service to businesses, governmental agencies and not-for-profit organizations.   Review more at www.peerexecutiveboards.com and at www.eosworldwide.com/marshall-krupp.  Review the YouTube video… https://youtu.be/NNyY7k8uXLE.


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