Ann Michael, over at Manage to Change, offers this great thought provoker:
Change is offensive. It challenges the status quo.
Learning is offensive. It forces us to grow.
Decision making is offensive. It’s discriminating.
Leadership is offensive. We don’t always get our way.
Innovators are offensive. They challenge us.
Thinkers are offensive. They ask a lot of annoying questions.
Honesty is offensive. Sometimes the truth hurts.
Integrity is offensive. Its presence highlights where it’s absent.
Offensive: causing resentful displeasure; highly irritating, angering or annoying.