I had an interesting conversation this morning with the director of a Project Management Office. One of the key points of the discussion was a distressing paradox:
If you want organization change to stick, you need someone with authority to take ownership of the change.
When they take ownership, they tend to want to do it their own way, or at least add their personal stamp to it.
Being a change agent ultimately means letting go of what you are trying to implement in order for it to actually happen. If the new state requires your presence for it to continue, then nothing has really changed.
What might you do to give up control of your change initiative to someone who can carry it forward?