Change Agents: Geeky?

Posted March 30, 2010 by Marcy Twete in Career Moves

I was lucky enough to listen an amazing address about change in organizations last week, and had a bit of an “a-ha” moment. The presenter said, “To be an effective change agent in your organization, you have to be a little bit geeky.”

Geeky? How will that help, I thought? But she was right. In order to really inspire change, in your organization, in your family, in your community, you have to be a little bit geeky. And by that, she meant, you have to be almost annoyingly excited. If you are super excited, super convinced, and enthusiastic, those around you might take notice. They might realize it’s time to sit up and think about change as well.

So get into it. Get a little geeky if you want to make change. It’s necessary – with or without the pocket protector!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."