Monday, June 11, 2012

#162 / Change Agent

I am not a big fan of the "change agent" title, particularly when it is self-applied. Like when your business card has "Change Agent" as the title of your position. Or when you pin a "Change Agent" badge on your lapel.

The resident guru at says a "change agent is someone who alters human capability or organizational systems to achieve a higher degree of output or self actualization." To my mind, that definition is veering towards the gobbledegook end of the spectrum.

Men and women who have helped inspire and make positive changes in our world deserve appreciation. But I don't remember having heard that Rosa Parks, or Dolores Huerta, or Mahatma Gandhi, or Cesar Chavez, or Martin Luther King, Jr. ever handed out a business card with that "Change Agent" designation.

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