Wednesday, September 29, 2021


Innovative change agent personas have the right dose of confidence, courage, intelligence, and risk appetite to lead change forward determinedly.

Change is inevitable, and it is the voyage which needs to continually discover its own landscape, with unique scenes. Business transformation should not be undertaken lightly because it must align diverse and divergent stakeholders' interests toward common goals. 

A change agent can think out of the box, continuously evolve, adapt, and prepare for changes, motivating others to change as well. The varying change agent personas are in demand to envion the unfolded future, promote the culture of learning and innovation, steer change and create momentum for making high achievements and creating sustainable results.

Cognitive mind shaper: In the industrial era, a fixed mindset is OK to survive as the business and world are slow to change; however, in the age of knowledge and creativity, a growth mind is a strategic imperative to adapt to the changes, and an accelerated mind is needed to match the digital speed. In fact, human minds are perhaps one of the most powerful but mysterious things in the universe, as they continue to imagine and invent things for changing the world. Every person has degrees of both open and closed mindsets in different contexts. We are all works in progress; learning, growing and changing. Forward-thinking change agents are innovative mind-shapers who can understand their people from the top of their mind and the bottom of their heart, help them shape the new thinking boxes; shape a more inclusive and collaborative mind to achieve win-win-win.

Mind shaping is a tough journey because oftentimes you need to change people’s beliefs, perceptions and perspectives, or their thinking habits or traits (positive vs. negative; reactive vs. proactive, egoless vs. egotism, etc) An insightful mind shaper can read the people’s attitude and behavior patterns, diagnose the root causes at the mindset level, help people having learning curve awareness, install a learning wheel for shifting their perceptions and improving cognitive abilities to keep growing and making progressive changes.

Visionary trendsetter: We live in the exponential digital era with abundant information growth and rapid change. There isn't really much of an organization without the massive oceans of data that flows through the company at any given split second. Opportunities and risks are co-existing these days and companies need to feel more comfortable to step into the uncharted water full of uncertainty. The trend setting change agents are in demand to provide an information-based insightful outlook about what the future of the organization should be and what the existing problems and challenges are. How to not only ride above the learning curve but also set the tones and trends to co-create future together.

They have unique eyes to envision what is possible; and strong sense to smell emergent opportunities and predict potential risks, changes the course of the business by seeing further than what all others see and by understanding existing or emerging issues from new angles, broadening perspectives, or deepen perceptions. This role is seen as a visionary change agent who pulls the rest of the organization in the right direction. Their vision should be attainable subject to current times, make a concerted effort to attain it and dynamic enough to be able to react to any change in business direction or context.

Innovative pathfinder:
Innovation is the light every organization is pursuing. Being creative means you need to get used to stepping outside that old box to unfamiliar territory, you discover and explore your own path. An innovative pathfinder is in demand to help the organization discover the journey of change as each day we discover something previously unknown to us. Technically, discovery is the choice to look at something differently and by that choice never look at anything the same. You need to be versatile for adapting to changes, persistent to lead change and flexible to discover an untaken path to explore the change and systematic to make change happen in a structural way.

Because innovation comes with the foresight to envision a need that others overlook or ignore and a willingness to forge ahead to satisfy visions, in spite of a risk of failure. In a business scope, there are some of the important bits and bytes of information needed to forecast a new market, an emerging technology trend, or the business growth opportunities. Innovative pathfinders have scientific disciplines and artistic touch. Vision expands and insight deepens for those who learn to see and enter into the experience of simple perceptual connection with the wide open personal completion into the moment's happening.

Innovative change agent personas have the right dose of confidence, courage, intelligence, and risk appetite to overcome the “fear of failure.” as they have been an invaluable source of knowledge, business direction/insight, and support, etc, to explore the future confidently and lead change courageously.


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