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Discover how to thrive in our unpredictable world, reengaging with your passions and improving leadership skills by stretching your mindset, embracing change, and welcoming new opportunities.
We all admire daring innovators. In our own lives, however, it often seems safer to stick with the status quo.
Change can be frightening, but embracing it can lead to phenomenal growth. Stretch for Change offers you a new framework to guide you in creating a flexible mindset that is more open to new ideas.
Change is unavoidable, and for most of us, it’s hard to deal with. But you can prepare for it. Just as you would stretch your muscles before a game of tennis, you can stretch your mindset so you are ready when change inevitably comes.
When you are confronted with the need for change, it can trigger your fight-or-flight instinct. But fear isn’t the response you need. If you embrace change, it can lead to inspiration—to new ideas and opportunities that stoke your true passions. Now, change is occurring at a faster rate than ever, making adaptability a serious competitive advantage.
Stretch for Change explores a new approach to welcoming change in both your personal and professional life. The first step is shifting your mindset. Then you can concentrate on addressing the problems that matter. In inspiring, easy-to-understand language, the book offers a simple framework and exercises to transform your approach to change and includes illustrative case studies.
Author Gustavo Razzetti, a sought-after expert on change leadership, provides a pathway to help readers achieve their dreams and join the world of innovators. Choose change, and free yourself to capitalize on the opportunities ahead.
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About the Author
He is the founder of Liberationist, Change Leadership School.
In his capacity advising CEOs of everything from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Razzetti has been able to lead and transform organizations for over twenty years. He has worked in New York, Argentina, Chicago, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles and was invited to participate in the prestigious Innovation Leadership program at Stanford University.
Now living in Chicago, Razzetti is married with two sons.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION — Stretching Beyond Your Comfort Zone
SECTION I — CHANGE OPENNESS — FROM A “STUCK” TO A “CHANGE” MINDSET
1. UNSTUCK — Shake Up Your Current Mindset!
2. OPEN UP — From a “Stuck” to a “Change” Mindset
3. THRIVE — Turn Constraints into a Superpower
SECTION II — CHANGE MAKING — SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT MATTER
4. REENGAGE — From Detachment to Passion
5. AMPLIFY — The Importance of Multiple Perspectives
6. REFRAME — Solve Meaningful Problems
7. SOLVE — Solutions that Matter
SECTION III — CHANGE FITNESS — DRIVING CHANGE
8. TRY — Build a Culture of Experimentation
9. FORTIFY — Dealing with Resistance
10. LIBERATE — Driving Meaningful Change
11. BE — Lead a Meaningful Life
BEFORE YOU GO — A Life Worth Stretching Out of Your Comfort Zone
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite Gustavo Razzetti’s Stretch For Change is a book designed to guide those individuals, organizations, and companies that are seeking to revise themselves, but might be too discomfited by the idea to really do so. Divided into three sections comprising eleven chapters (including an inspiring introduction and a review at the end), Stretch For Change provides an answer for virtually every objection, from viewing the word ‘change’ as a verb instead of a noun, to pinpointing the exact ‘cultural neurosis’ the organization would likely fall under. Working hand-in-hand with meaningful stretch exercises—primarily of the mind bending nature, but dabbling in the physical as well—Razzetti’s Stretch For Change offers a no holds barred approach to embracing change and overcoming all that inhibits it. Down to earth and relatable, Stretch For Change is written in a way that will inspire just about anyone with the desire to see past their perceived limitations. I saw the walls that several companies I’d worked for built up to keep creativity and change out, and caging myself, as a worker bee, in. Additionally, I also saw myself as an occasional ‘Enemy of Innovation’ with the goal, strategy, threat, and weapon of choice. Instead of being defensive to the mirror Razzetti holds up, I found his observations comfortable and natural. Plainspoken and as simple to grasp as if he were conversing with me on a sofa, Razzetti offers both the concept and the tools to make the changes that many are desperately seeking, but few are courageous enough to go after.