Many “leaders” have a tendency to think that they ought to keep doing the same thing, but with more “passion,” or intensity, or resources. As I said in the post below, however, optimizing is not the same as adapting to a changed situation. There are many situations in which more persistence and determination just get you more trapped in doing the wrong thing. It’s essential tor recognize them. Most people don’t.
The unfortunate consequence is that change then requires a change in leadership as well. Maybe the Democratic Party is realizing that after multiple defeats: “Pelosi’s Democratic Critics Plot to Replace Her.” If things are persistently not working, try someone with a fresh look.
That also means that if you’re a leader it’s better to look for ways to adapt or change your mind before people plot to remove you after a massive setback. The oldest danger of leadership is woodenheadedness. Yet most leaders hire consultants to put a theoretical or quantitative veneer on what they already think.