Taking Charge of Change – HarperCollins Leadership Essentials

CHANGE IS HAPPENING. HOW WILL YOU LEAD THROUGH IT?

The social, economic and health challenges facing us in the 2020’s are radically different than those we faced even one generation ago. Meet the new leaders, Rebuilders, who are moving us forward and learn how to apply their same effectiveness, qualities, and attributes to you own leadership.

CHANGE IS HAPPENING. HOW WILL YOU LEAD THROUGH IT?

The social challenges facing us in the 2020’s are radically different than those we faced even one generation ago. Meet the new leaders, or Rebuilders, who are moving us forward and learn how to apply their same effectiveness, qualities, and attributes to you own leadership.

CHANGE IS HAPPENING. HOW WILL YOU LEAD THROUGH IT?

The social challenges facing us in the 2020’s are radically different than those we faced even one generation ago. Meet the new leaders, or Rebuilders, who are moving us forward and learn how to apply their same effectiveness, qualities, and attributes to you own leadership.

CHANGE IS HAPPENING. HOW WILL YOU LEAD THROUGH IT?

The social challenges facing us in the 2020’s are radically different than those we faced even one generation ago. Meet the new leaders, or Rebuilders, who are moving us forward and learn how to apply their same effectiveness, qualities, and attributes to you own leadership.

ARE YOU THE LEADER WE NEED FOR THE DECADE AHEAD?

When social impact thought leader Paul Shoemaker was researching effective civic change, he discovered something surprising: What matters most today in driving real change is less about a certain set of programs and more about a different kind of leadership. It is leadership poised to meet the radically different challenges of this decade ahead, including historic levels of inequity, silos, division, and resource scarcity. While innovation is always good, more than invention and innovation what is needed most now is re-invention and renovation.

Using the metaphor of America’s deteriorating bridges, Shoemaker shows us in Taking Charge of Change that the structures and foundations of American communities and companies are in deep need of rethinking and rebuilding. Writing for socially conscious and civically active leaders who seek greater impact—in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors—Shoemaker profiles thirty-eight rock star change agents who he dubs Rebuilders. He distills what makes them so effective.

Featured leaders include Peter Drucker Award winner Rosanne Haggerty, whose goal is to end chronic homelessness; Trish Millines, who has changed lives for kids of color in high tech; and David Risher, whose cross-sector approach is helping solve global illiteracy.

IN THE BOOK READERS WILL:

Learn the 5 vital traits change leaders use to solve big problems.

Gain perspective from relevant research, data, leadership lessons, and 3 cases studies that illuminate the path ahead.

Meet the leaders setting the standard for social change impact…all shared in Shoemaker’s signature storytelling style.

“Paul Shoemaker’s book provides inspiration and a pathway for the 2020s.”

KATHY CALVIN
Former President and CEO, United Nations Foundation, Former President, AOL Time Warner Foundation

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TAKING CHARGE OF CHANGE WILL TEACH YOU ABOUT:

24-7 Authenticity

24-7 Authenticity sits at the intersection of radical transparency and media-as-amplifier. You need to be authentic before you have to be. 24-7 implies a proactive quality. Not just responsively authentic, but leaning in, pushing your edge on authenticity. In our world of sometimes-hard-to-discern (or fake) news, this can’t be a transitory, transactional trait; it has to become a part of the DNA of real leaders. We’ll meet eight exemplars and learn their critical lessons.

Complexity Capacity

Complexity Capacity, which is about thinking in a non-linear, less-sequential way. It’s about knowing that past solutions are decreasingly useful for informing future solutions, hence the need to rethink and rebuild. A capacity for complexity means, metaphorically, you are better at open-ended, essay questions on the “test” than multiple choice or true-false. And we’ll spend some time understanding why “you better have women in the room.”

And 3 more vital traits that make you as an individual, your team, or your organization ready to lead in the decade ahead!

PAUL SHOEMAKER

If you’re out to change the world, Paul Shoemaker is there to connect you to the people, ideas, and organizations that matter. Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International—a global network of thousands of social innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business and community leaders that support social change agents in over 40 cities and 8 countries.

Over the last 5 years, he has consulted to major institutions like the Ballmer Group, UW Medicine, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center on strategy, leadership and business models. With insights from over 20+ years at this unique vantage point, as well as a decade prior at Microsoft and Nestlé, he is a global thought leader and consultant on activating social change agents and increasing impact.

PRAISE FOR TAKING CHARGE OF CHANGE

“My work as CEO of the United Nations Foundation was about creating a fairer and more sustainable world through investment in people and their communities. It was always clear that the most important lever is leadership and Paul Shoemaker’s book provides inspiration and a pathway for the 2020s.”

 

KATHY CALVIN

Former President and CEO, United Nations Foundation,

Former President, AOL Time Warner Foundation

 

“My greater purpose at Starbucks was helping people to reach theirfull potential. Shoemaker’s book is very resonant for me and supports many of my core beliefs about leadership and its importance for our future.”

HOWARD BEHAR

Cofounder and Former President, Starbucks, Leadership Mentor

“In my work at the Ballmer Group, I see the challenges and opportunities across America. The solutions are very complex, but leadership will always be part of the equation. Paul’s years of collaboration with and counsel to leaders delivers invaluable lessons.”

CONNIE BALLMER

CEO, Ballmer Group