The Change Code: A Practical Guide to Making a Difference in a Polarized World

The Change Code: A Practical Guide to Making a Difference in a Polarized World

The Change Code: A Practical Guide to Making a Difference in a Polarized World

The Change Code: A Practical Guide to Making a Difference in a Polarized World


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You have big dreams and yearn to live a purposeful life, but it’s hard to stay inspired in today’s polarized world. The headlines make you want to dive under the covers and the discord threatens your faith in humanity. Climate change, immigration, healthcare, addiction—how are we supposed to address the world’s biggest problems when we can’t even talk to each other?

In this turbulent time, when loneliness, fear, blame, disconnection, powerlessness, and polarization are the norm, there is hope. All of these are actually signals that we’re in the midst of a major shift in consciousness.

You’ve sensed this change and know that you’re called to do something more, to live a higher purpose. But what to do? You know that lighting a candle or commenting on Facebook isn’t going to cut it.

The Change Code is the roadmap for this new world, showing what’s possible.

As you will learn in this book, you are capable of far more than you realize.

In the 1970s, scientist Clare Graves developed a groundbreaking model for human change and development. Spiral Dynamics (a.k.a. the “Change Code”) reveals and explains the underlying pattern for human and societal change. It has since been used around the world in some of humanity’s most difficult conflicts—including ending apartheid in South Africa. And it’s incredibly applicable in our times today.

When you read The Change Code, you’ll:

  • predict (more accurately) what changes will happen next,
  • have tools to improve your life and the lives of others, radically,
  • discover your own developmental path and purpose,
  • create a clear, focused vision for your future and the world,
  • find inspiring ways to serve that actually make a difference,
  • better understand and be able to communicate with others, integrate the best parts of their ideas with your own, and develop bold new solutions,
  • become an Agent for Change and help shift our world

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781734065503
Publisher: New Phase
Publication date: 11/26/2019
Series: The Change Code , #1
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Monica Bourgeau is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, and healthcare executive who leads and researches personal and organizational change. She believes we each have a duty to help leave the world a little better than we found it. Monica lives with her husband, daughters, and their two rescue dogs in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

Steve McDonald is a futurist and the founder of AADII, a nonprofit change agency, and Future Sense, a podcast and radio show that broadcasts from Byron Bay, Australia. His work supports the ongoing evolution of human consciousness and our global transition beyond the scientific-industrial era.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Introduction xiv

Chapter 1 Why Can’t We Be Friends? 1

Chapter 2 How Change Really Happens 21

Chapter 3 The Colors of Change 40

Chapter 4 A Major Paradigm Shift –What is Really

Happening Here? 70

Chapter 5 Easing the Transition and Designing the Future 80

Chapter 6 Inner Work for Change 97

Chapter 7 How to Become an Agent for Change 110

Chapter 8 Finding Common Ground and Reclaiming

Social Media 122

Chapter 9 Building Resilient Communities 136

Chapter 10 Game-Changing Tools for Changemakers 145

Chapter 11 Committing to Change 157

Acknowledgments 171

Appendix 173

Resources 174

Leadership & Organizational Styles 177

Notes 179

Bibliography 186

About the Author 193

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