ONE OF THE GREAT lessons of leadership is that you can’t do it by yourself. In the preceding chapter, we focused on using Powerful Conversations in a systematic, strategic, and targeted way to implement an Agenda for Change. Passionate Champions are the link between designing an Agenda for Change and implementing it. They assist a High-Impact Leader in ensuring that the organization will effectively embrace change and achieve the corrective objectives of the Agenda for Change. They are the missionaries of believability, turning achievability into transferability.
In this chapter, we will look in much closer detail at who Passionate Champions are, how they can be identified, and what processes are needed to bring ...