There is no doubt that as a game changer you have the opportunity of making a difference wherever you chose to work.
A game changer may come from various different academic backgrounds.
The good news is that according to a recent article in the Sunday Times, the big consultancy firms, eg: PWC, EY, Deloitte, KPMG and Grant Thornton, have changed their recruitment criteria and are inviting candidates with a non-graduate background to apply to join them.
It seems those recruited with non-graduate qualifications are beginning to outshine those with top degrees, relevant work experience and outside interests.
Performing strongly as a game changer
Education is, of course, important, and academic results often give an accurate indication of someone’s ability to succeed in the workplace but one must not forget that with a strong work ethic, the ability to see the big picture, take risks and being able to influence others, you could be a game changer, and have an equally world-class role in a major organisation.
‘Game Changer’, as defined by research* are a counter-balance to leadership that is often based upon safe, continuous improvement at best and ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ at worst. They embody the Darwinian drive to both survive and thrive by not only adapting positively to their environment but by shaping it with anticipation and vision. They are certainly not ‘creatures of habit’, they are individuals obsessively driven to convert ideas into reality and will take risks to make this happen.
Research paper: THE DNA OF A GAME CHANGER REPORT 2015
Image: THE DNA OF A GAME CHANGER REPORT 2015