Don’t make waves. Blend in. Wait your turn. Unless you want to start a change that matters—one that makes a real difference. Your career and contribution to the world depend on it.
Think of a “wave” as any change that begins with your decision to act and ripples outward, or as the transfer of energy that creates momentum and ultimately a positive impact. It may be a small decision or action at first, building as it goes.
Some waves are far reaching. Some are small ripples at first. Some waves happen inside organizations, while others sweep over a larger community or marketplace. The common denominator is that one person saw a need or opportunity and decided to be the one to start a change.
And, waves don’t have to ...