Great article! It would seem that a group of intelligent individuals following your guidelines would be successful at affecting change but then you have this counter-intuitive finding from recent research:
“An early effort at defining general intelligence in groups suggests that individual brainpower contributes little to collective smarts.
Instead, it’s social awareness — the ability to pick up on emotional cues in others — that seems to determine how smart a group can be.”
Now it is just one study but it does point toward some interesting implications for organizational change.