CHANGE IS EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS --- CLAIM YOUR CHANGE POWER! by Pat McLagan. Berrett-Koehler, 2001, 2002


AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR TO YOU (pix-x)

    Few people fully access their "change power." The author, who has consulted for more than 30 years all over the world, has seen disillusionment, fear, blaming, "stuckness," and dependency. the book asks you to claim your "change power" and unleash it in ways that will help create a better personal and shared world. It is something you can do. The question is, "Will you?"

    You have choices in the roles you play. You can choose how you think about what is happening around you.

    And you can choose your actions!

    These choices are the heart of "empowerment." And empowerment is a GIFT you can give yourself, not something others bestow on you.

    Your actions or indifference help to create the world as we know it. That is your "external" impact. Your thoughts also create the world as you know it --- your "inner" world.

    This is a lot of power! This book can help you access and use that power.

FORWARD by Kenneth Blanchard, co-author, The One Minute Manager (pxiii-xiv)

INTRODUCTION --- Claim your change power (p1-3)

PART 1 --- POWERFUL BELIEFS (p 5-7)

    Belief #1 --- What is "normal"? (p9-11)

    Belief #2 --- On resistance and negative emotions (p13-)

    Belief #3 --- When change starts (p19-)

    Belief #4 --- How deliberate change happens (p25-)

    Belief #5 --- When to commit (p29-)

    Belief #6 --- The role of formal leaders (p33-)

    Belief #7 --- The role of followers (p39-)

    Part 1 --- Conclusion (p45-46)

      What is your "empowering belief quotient? (p47-49)

      Guide to interpreting your "empowering belief quotient?" p51-56)

PART 2 --- POWERFUL CHARACTER (p57-58)

    Character Lesson #1 --- Stand for something! (p59-61)

    Character Lesson #2 --- Be aware of your beliefs and assumptions (p63-67)

    Character Lesson #3 --- Use your emotions (p6-67)

    Character Lesson #4 --- Add value in your world (p75-80)

    Part 2 --- Conclusion (p81)

      How empowering is your character? A questionnaire to help you determine your "personal empowerment!" (p83-85)

PART 3 --- POWERFUL ACTIONS (p87-124)

    Ultimately, change is action!

    And effective action draws on skills and knowledge. Beliefs and character are necessary, but not sufficient to make things happen.

    Four kinds of action can make you a strong player in the change business.

      Action Lesson #1 --- Be a business (p89-93)

      Action Lesson #2 --- Develop information age skills (p95-100)

      Action Lesson #3 --- Be your own human resource manager (p101-109)

      Action Lesson #4 --- Take charge of your own "change process" (p111-115)

    Part 3 --- Conclusion ( p119)

      How empowered are your actions? (p121-124)

        [1] A questionnaire (p121-123)

        [2] Questions (p124)

AFTERWORD (p125-126)

RESOURCES FOR CONTINUED LEARNING (p127-131)

INDEX (p133-136)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (p137)

ABOUT McLAGAN INTERNATIONAL, INC. (p138)


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