The Courage to Go Forward: The Power of Micro Communities

The Courage to Go Forward: The Power of Micro Communities

by David Cordani, Dick Traum
The Courage to Go Forward: The Power of Micro Communities

The Courage to Go Forward: The Power of Micro Communities

by David Cordani, Dick Traum


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An inspiring collection of stories written by two successful leaders that highlights the unique role micro communities play in helping individuals achieve their goals and overcome obstacles—physical or otherwise—even in the face of great adversity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642791600
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

At age 42, David Cordani became president and CEO of Cigna, a global health service company. He is a prominent voice addressing key health challenges, such as empowering individuals to manage their health, innovating new value-based models of care, and partnering with physicians to focus on integrated care and improved clinical quality. David earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, and an MBA from the Universityof Hartford. David is also an accomplished athlete, having completed more than 125 triathlons. He has devoted countless hours to serving as a running guide for wounded veterans through his involvement with Achilles International. David currently resides in Connecticut.

After losing his leg at age 24, Dick Traum became the first runner to complete a marathon with a prosthetic leg when he crossed the finish line at the 1976 New York City Marathon. Subsequently in 1983, he founded Achilles International, whose mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events. Today, Achilles has over 110 chapters in 41 countries. Dick has a BS, MBA and Ph.D. From the Stern School of Business, New York University. Prior to Achilles, he was the founder and President of Personnelmetrics, Inc., a consulting firm which focused on quantitative analysis in Human Resources. Dick has written an autobiography, A Victory for Humanity (WRS Publishing, 1993), and Go Achilles. He currently resides in New York City, New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue 03

Chapter 1 About David & Dick: A Path Emerges 09

Chapter 2 The Power Of Possibilities: The Journey Awaits 29

Micro communities

Situational Micro Communities

Sustainable Micro Communities

Chapter 3 Communities in Action: The Recipe

01 Define the vision

02 Create a strategy

03 Attract the right resources

04 Execute to achieve the plan

05 Overcome obstacles

06 Expand and grow

Chapter 4 Mixing it All Together: The Potential Rewards are Limitless 129

Epilogue 143

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