There have been many articles written over the years, on the “trim tab” affect in leadership, and how it can transform your organization.
Peter Senge talks about it in his book The Fifth Discipline but it is widely known that Buckminster Fuller coined the term, when it relates to leadership, many years before.
As written in Wikipedia, “Trim tabs are small surfaces connected to the trailing edge of a larger control surface on a boat or aircraft, used to control the trim of the controls, i.e. to counteract hydro- or aerodynamic forces and stabilise the boat or aircraft in a particular desired attitude without the need for the operator to constantly apply a control force. This is done by adjusting the angle of the tab relative to the larger surface.”
The bottom line, and my translation, small well focused actions you take can make a big difference in your chambers.
Think about an entire ship being moved by 1% of its mass. The small trim tab on a ship can make it turn completely in the opposite direction while maintaining a stable environment.
Or said another way, change can be implemented by small step/s.