The New Physics of Leadership in a World of Explosive Change
by Henry De Sio
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Pub Date 22 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 09 Feb 2023
Nicholas Brealey US, Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Our one-leader-at-a-time past has given way to a present reality where everyone has the potential to lead in every aspect of life. We all have at our fingertips the tools of change that were once available to just a few - and The shift from one-leader-at-a-time to everyone-leading-in-every-moment has created a changemaker effect on society. Change is no longer linear and faster, it's explosive and omnidirectional.
THE CHANGEMAKER PLAYBOOK will show you how to thrive in every aspect of today's transformed societal landscape.
A tutorial on the principles of empathy-based ethics and co-creative teamwork, THE CHANGEMAKER PLAYBOOK is as much a leadership handbook as it is a guide to personal achievement. Based on the author's discoveries about leading in change from front-edge thinkers - business and social entrepreneurs, educators, media thought leaders and youth changemakers - who distinguish themselves by putting their bold ideas and entrepreneurial capacities to work for the good of all, readers can apply the principles in this bookto every aspect of their lives.
This book is less about getting ahead and more about getting along - because in the world we have entered, this is the central principle underlying the new success formula.
“Changemaker Playbook is filled with stories of everyday changemakers who have the courage to act on their empathy. This book is a true blueprint for how we rise above our differences, come together, and fix real problems.” —Van Jones, CNN political contributor, host of The Van Jones Show, and best-selling author
“The game has changed, so how do you respond? Changemaker Playbook offers a new game plan on leadership that everyone needs for a world in which change is the only constant.” —Pete Souza, #1 New York Times best-selling author, former director of the White House Photography Office, Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, and Official White House Photographer for President Reagan
“In today’s world of rapid change, our systems and institutions must be continuously renewed and reinvented to ensure peace and sustainability. De Sio’s examination of leading and emerging innovators in business, civil society, education, media, and other fields offers both a framework of understanding and invaluable advice to thrive in this world— and change it for the better.” —David Bornstein, best-selling author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, New York Times columnist, and founder of Solutions Journalism
“Changemaker Playbook is a powerful new leadership framework and organizational model for working in teams of teams, powered by the idea that when we put ourselves in the shoes of those who are struggling or are on the margins—if we can genuinely understand the world from their perspective—then we can take care of business and solve society’s most urgent and pressing issues.” —Jostein Solheim, former CEO of Ben & Jerry’s and senior business executive at Unilever
“Changemaker Playbook is hopeful and bound to inspire. We all need a guiding light. And in this book Henry shows us so many guiding lights. For all of us who strive for the world as it should be, this is a roadmap for how we can make it happen.” —Johanna Maska, host of Pod is a Woman and CEO at The Global Situation Room, Inc.
“If ever there was a time in which strengthening our communities, supporting fresh leadership approaches, building trust, and taking care of each other were paramount, it’s now. Changemaker Playbook shows us that when everyday people channel our creative energies to issues we are passionate about that affect our lives and then galvanize others who share those passions, we can truly make better communities for everyone.” —David Simas, former Assistant to the President in the Obama White House
“Because entrepreneurship is an important driver for improving livelihoods, Changemaker Playbook is the case for why every young person must be equipped and supported as a changemaker. Recognizing the power of young changemakers is the way forward for global development.” —Per Heggenes, CEO at IKEA Foundation
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The world has changed - have you changed with it? This is an incredibly important question to ask yourself today, and I guarantee this book will challenge you to step into your own leadership style and give you a playbook for doing just that. CHANGEMAKER PLAYBOOK will surprise you with its insights and get you ready for the new post-COVID normal. I highly recommend this book for mid-career professionals who are looking to grow into their leadership style.
This book was a real blessing in disguise for me. It pulled together several thoughts I've been mulling around in my head for a while, the key one being: where do I fit in this "everyone is a brand" world? As an introvert and someone who prefers to lead through empathy and collaboration, I haven't seen myself as a change-maker before. But this book challenged me to think differently. It is filled with stories and examples that also helped me think about how I can manage others in this new world. I have staff that I want to empower, and CHANGEMAKER PLAYBOOK helped me see just how I can do that.
5 stars, I highly recommend this book. Thank you to Nicholas Brealey Publishing for the advanced reader copy; I loved it so much I ordered the book to read again. This time I'll be taking copious notes in the margins!
The most constant thing is change. The world around us is changing, technology influenced our personal and professional lives, the way of doing business changes. What is important for today's leader? Embrace the change, act with empathy, look forward to new things and keep positive attitude. There are a lot of interesting stories in the book that teach embracing change.
Thank you, Nicholas Brealy Publishing, for the advance reading copy.
This guidebook is a much needed one today as most of the popular guidebooks do not apply for every work situation and different kinds of leadership.
I love how direct and practical the content is. With three different sections with concise chapters, different work scenarios are given and explained for the different leaders. Love the relevant anecdotes and real experiences used for the explanations.
Take your time while reading this book. It's going to make huge changes in your work and make your team work better than it has ever done before.
We know it's the application parts that would be the most difficult. But the basics are explained quite well in a manner the reader will be excited to follow and apply.
Go for this if you truly desire to become a leader who would become the leader you wanted to be.
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