Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things / Edition 1

Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things / Edition 1

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by Robert E. Quinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787951935

ISBN-13: 9780787951931

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

The idea that inner change makes outer change possible has always been part of spiritual and psychological teachings. But, until now, it's an idea that hasn't usually been addressed in leadership and management training. With Change the World! Quinn turns this idea into an action guide for organization leaders, managers, parents, and everyone else who wants to make

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The idea that inner change makes outer change possible has always been part of spiritual and psychological teachings. But, until now, it's an idea that hasn't usually been addressed in leadership and management training. With Change the World! Quinn turns this idea into an action guide for organization leaders, managers, parents, and everyone else who wants to make a difference. Change the World presents eight principles that each of us can follow to make individual and organizational change happen: envision the productive community; first look within; embrace the hypocritical self; transcend fear; embody a vision of the common good; disturb the system; surrender to the emergent process; and entice through moral power. These are principles inspired by the teachings of Jesus, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.— three historical leaders who successfully used personal change to change the world. Quinn introduces each principle with inspiring quotations from those three leaders. He then uses stories from everyday life to demonstrate how ordinary people can learn to apply themselves in extraordinary ways. Every thought-provoking chapter is imbued with ideas and information that can help us step out of our old roles, approach the world with a sense of enlightenment and adventure, and live a more empowered and empowering life. Faced with the complexities of today's world, it's all too easy to view ourselves as passive observers or powerless victims. We want to change our realities, but lack the motivation to do so. Change the World shows us how to use personal transformation to positively impact our families, organizations, businesses, and the world at large.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787951931
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Series, #205
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
665,881
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Preface\x09 The Author
1. An Invitation to Transformation
2. Envision the Productive Community
3. First Look Within
4. Embrace the Hypocritical Self
5. Transcend Fear
6. Embody a Vision of the Common Good
7. Disturb the System
8. Surrender to the Emergent Process
9. Entice Through Moral Power

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Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Inner directed and Outer Focused Amazon recommended this book to me since I purchased Jackie Robinson: My Own Story and I've just been so inspired by it all. As I read Quinn's 8 priciples for personal and organization change, I actually had one of those "doh!" moments that wrapped together the thoughts that "I know this already, why did I have to read a book to have it click?" and "right book at the right time!" In a clear, articulate, and insightful manner, Robert Quinn guides you to a better understanding of how everyone can enact positive change. While he used Martin Luther King and Ghandi as examples of ordinary people achieving the extraordinary, I had Jackie Robinson in mind as well!