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You have been placed in a highly visible role to bring about an organizational change. As a change agent, you might be launching a new leadership development program, a process to increase efficiency, or an upgraded IT platform. The CEO publicly promises things on your behalf. He tells the entire organization at a global town hall meeting that you will bring them to the promised land. Your name is mentioned at the company’s annual leadership conference in the “what’s ahead” presentation. The CEO invites you to a pool-side lunch at a business offsite as his senior staff looks on at your elevated status. Congratulations! You are the CEO’s Shiny New Penny. As you consider the unexpected limelight into which you have been placed, you privately revel in your career trajectory. But watch out. There is danger up ahead. You can still turn things around if you take head of my warning flairs from deep inside the rabbit hole that lays in front of you.