If you're not part of the problem....

"Bill Torbert of Boston College once said to me that the 1960s slogan "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem" actually misses the most important point about effecting change. The slogan should be,:

"If you're not part of the problem, you can't be part of the solution."

If we cannot see how what we are doing or not doing is contributing to things being the way that they are, then logically we have no basis at all, zero leverage, to change the way things are -- except from the outside, by persuasion or force."

Adam Kahane, author of Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening and Creating New Realities