champion (noun, cham-pi-on, \ ˈtʃæmpiən \)
Definition: an individual that dedicates most of his efforts to promoting, incorporating, and securing the success of a specific idea, initiative, project, service or brand. Additionally, a champion sets himself apart by the fact that he fights for his idea voluntarily, without expecting a reward or compensation for his efforts. Such a person also can’t be stopped when faced with internal or external resistance and will popularize his project inside the entire company, hoping to find support among his colleagues. Alternatively, a champion can be called a change advocate or idea champion.
In a Sentence:
- During the five years that Jefferson spent in the company, he has proven to be a champion of the initiative to make his firm more environmentally friendly.
- A champion manager will do his best to make every single one of his employees understand the value that his brand possesses to the consumers.
- Our manager was a champion of promoting the idea of introducing a new product design that would make it easier to use for people with hearing problems.
Synonyms and related words: idea champion, brand champion, project management, volunteer, change agent