What do Change Agents Really Want? LO5617

Tobin Quereau (quereau@austin.cc.tx.us)
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 10:39:27 -0600 (CST)

Replying to LO5516 --

On Sun, 11 Feb 1996 inches@tmn.com wrote:

> I've been thinking about the question of what do "change agents", both
> people inside and outside organizations most need? The context of the
> question is both for myself and for what I can do to help others. What do
> others most need to be effective as agents of change? Is it tools that
> work well with clients? Is it a way of speaking so clients will see value
> in learning organizations? Is it more support and feedback from others who
> are working on similiar issues? Is it energy to keep going in an often
> difficult environment? What other things? I'm really curious about what
> people think. So if you could have whatever you wanted to make your work
> as a change agent, or your vision succeed, what would that be?

1. Evidence that what I and others are doing together is working!! With a
sense that things are changing (and sometimes in the desired directions
helps even more!).

2. That someone is on the journey with me (if I am alone too long and
nobody else signs on, there is the distinct possibility that I am the one
who needs changing!).

So, in summary, I think feedback of all sorts is extremely important to

Thanks for a great question, I'll continue to be thinking about it...

Tobin Quereau

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