A former colleague (one of my carefully selected handful of professional soul-mates) just sent me the following via LinkedIn:
I believe the negative connotation needs to go. Especially as it pertains to technology leadership. If your technology leader is an agent of change, don’t you stagnate as an institution? Technology at its very core is change. Your leader should reflect that. Not change for the sake of change or work-harder-not-smarter change, but continuous improvement, intelligent evolution of technology, continually staying ahead of the curve.
If being a change agent in perpetuity is wrong, I don’t want to be right.