Titel: Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things
Autor/en: Robert E. Quinn
How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things.
10. April 2000 - gebunden - 304 Seiten
In this empowering book, Robert E. Quinn, author of the highly successful and influential
Deep Change, gives readers the courage to use personal transformation to positively impact their home life, work life, and communities-to be what he refers to as "inner-directed and outer-focused." We are all potential change agents, but most of us are trapped by belief that we as individuals cannot make a difference. Informed by the teachings of Jesus, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.--three of the most successful change agents ever--Quinn outlines eight steps each of us can take to move ourselves and others to the highest levels of excellence. Following his advice, each of us can access and apply the power that lies within us in ways that will change our world for the better.
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
ROBERT E. QUINN is the M. E. Tracy Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the University of Michigan Business School and the author of Deep Change (Jossey-Bass, 1996).
"Quinn's book is one of the most significant books on personal and organizational transformation I have read in some time. Why? Because it is totally original, powerful, written with almost absurd lucidity, and transports you from muscular theory to a theory of action. A unique and seminal contribution." --Warren Bennis, professor, University of Southern California, and co-author, Co-Leaders and Organizing Genius
"With humility and a heart so clear that his inspiring message can be internalized, Robert Quinn has written the decade's finest book on change management. It calls you and me-as ordinary people-to embrace greatness. It asks us to be fully alive. It brings us, simultaneously, to our knees and then to our profound power to change the world." --David L. Cooperrider, professor, Case Western Reserve University, and author, Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change
"Bold and brilliant, this book is a masterpiece for anyone who truly wants to achieve extraordinary results in their life. It dispels the traditional myths of leadership and reveals the truth about making a difference in this world." --Richard J. DeVries, community president, Citizens Bank
"This is a remarkable book. Faithful to its audacious title, it explores both 'change' and 'the world' in ways that engage us on every level of our lives." --Parker J. Palmer, author Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach