Leaders search for opportunities to change the status quo. They look for innovative ways to improve things. In doing so, they experiment and take risks. Since complex change threatens to overwhelm people and stifle action, leaders set interim goals so that people can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives. Just because “this is how it always has been done” doesn’t mean it shouldn’t change. Because leaders know that taking risks involves mistakes and failures, they reflect and learn from their mistakes.