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The fear of losing an assignment or even employment leads change practitioners to sometimes cater to clients’ wishes rather than stand firm on what they believe to be in their best interests. You must be solidly grounded in “who you are” as well as “what you do” to hold your ground when clients want you
High-impact change professionals know that it requires a degree of courage and discipline to practice the craft at their level. Practitioners must have the courage to face the implications (problems/opportunities) their approach surfaces. They must also have the discipline to adhere to their approach’s guidance and principles…particularly when it is politically difficult to do so.
As professional change facilitators, we take on many roles when performing our duties: SME, educator, counselor, philosopher, etc. In my opinion, one that is among the most important in our profession, but not used nearly as much as it should be, is the role of provocateur. Unlike an “agitator” who intentionally stirs up trouble or
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