I really like this ”essay” that David Nordfors wrote a few years ago and I often use it at my talks and workshops. I like to see the smiles that people put up as they relate to it : – )
“When someone tries to innovate within a traditional organization,
few will understand what he/she is doing,
but everybody will understand who is a trouble-maker.
After the innovation has been embraced by the organization,
few will remember who started it,
but everybody will remember who was a trouble-maker.
This is the dilemma encountered by many intrapreneurs -
they risk punishment for success.”
Credit: David Nordfors, Stanford