Here’s one to watch: The new pope has launched a major change initiative to revise the Roman Curia’s constitution. So far Pope Francis has made some classic good moves: Involving a panel of cardinals to advise him, clearly communicating what the change is, and admonishing priests to practice what they preach. In noting that inconsistencies undermine the Church’s credibility, he said that ordinary Catholics need to “see in our actions what they hear from our lips.” That’s a change leadership imperative that is often broken by executives and managers leading to change failure.
Further, he is expected to begin changing the highly-centralized structure of the Church, presumably to move more decision making closer to the Church’s customers, I mean faithful.
But don’t hold your breath, the panel won’t officially begin its work until October.