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Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life by Patti Johnson

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CHAPTER 1

What’s Your Wave?

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 ...

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