Susan B. Anthony: “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform” Susan B. Anthony (1820-1905) was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement.
How do we apply this powerful message today! Whether we are changing the rules on a national level, local level or individual level (at work or at home) we are all capable of affecting change, resolving issues, transforming teams and improving other lives.
What does it mean to be a Change Agent?
Effective change agents demonstrate extraordinary versatility in dealing with people and their behaviors and attitudes. They see the bigger picture. They can determine the steps most likely to prevent problems and challenges. They engage people to participate in the solution and ask for advice and ideas from the entire team. They step out of their comfort zone and take risks and make decisions. They work well with different groups and organizations even when they may have opposing priorities or opinions.
Change agents see the team as one. They throw caution to the wind and risk what someone might think of them for the betterment of the group and potential outcome of the vision. They keep everyone on track, find ways to hold people accountable, and make sure that appropriate rewards are handed out. They see the future and what it can be.
Are you a change agent or too cautious to change