Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jim's New Book: Untapped Power

Social change is just another good idea without a call-to-action. In my new book, Untapped Power (How to Harness the Unbridled Power of Our Youth), discover lessons wrapped in stories about how students, parent groups and community organizations have actually accomplished compelling change and learn the 7 Step Model: Step 1-Community Reconnaissance, Step 2-Assemble & Organize the Team, Step 3-Training, Step 4-Empowerment, Step 5-Mobilize, Step 6-The Call To Action!, Step 7-Monitor, Sustain &/or Course Correction. When groups of “influencers” are organized, empowered and mobilized with an authentic voice and message, they can become a formidable influence capable of impacting a culture of success. The difference-makers just may be hiding in plain sight. Many of you will recognize yourselves and our work together in chapters like: “Crazy Enough to Care”, “Music Saved My Life”, “The Boy Who Loved to Go to Church” and “Heart Attack at 70 MPH”. If you work with students, parents and community groups and organizations around social change, you should read this. * Discover techniques for engaging youth and other significant groups in Chapter 10 where you will read about the "Powerful Formula": Youth +Angst + Technology = A Movement. *Learn about the risks of "Quick, Cheap and Easy" and how CHANGE is a real process! *Understand how to harness the need to BELONG that is basic to most human beings!

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