Make a positive difference in a change agent's life.
Change agents do three things: Break barriers, build bridges, and open doors. It's not easy because the status quo will fight and criticize you every step of the way, trying its best to get you to quit.
To climb the corporate ladder, you have to develop the skill to deal with people who get on your nerves. Sometimes it’s your boss, a peer or an employee. They can push your buttons to the point that it causes you to lose your cool and say what you really think.
Over the years, I’ve lost count of the number of times I attended an IT conference where a CIO was doing a presentation on IT Best Practices not knowing that a search was underway for his job. Similarly, I have had many CIOs who are friends unexpectedly lose their jobs. Many thought they were...