Rusty Weston, contributor and former editor of Global Media Services, has a new blog. And his posting today touches on the topic of change agents. According to Weston, "It’s a risky career move." Apparently, in a Friday article by The Wall Street Journal, Shai Agassi, former SAP AG executive, "was characterized as a failed change agent."
Weston cites a study by Accompli, which advises in transformation endeavors, that shows change agents moving up in the organization only 28% of the time. Another 29% were terminated. Change agents need thick skins.