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The Deep Change Field Guide: A Personal Course to Discovering the Leader Within

Book Description

How to realize your own leadership potential

Based on the bestselling book, Deep Change, The Deep Change Field Guide takes readers through the introspective journey of personal transformation. The field guide streamlines, updates, and augments the content of the original book into an interactive self-teaching course that helps readers learn how to become powerful agents of change. Learning tools include reflection questions, film assignments, and action plans that help readers think about the concepts in terms of their own situations, and identify actions to embody the concepts in their lives.

The field guide has been carefully designed so that individual learners can gain the same benefits that students have long enjoyed in the author's courses, and the learning tools also lend themselves to both the academic and professional classroom.

  • Complements to Robert Quinn's bestselling book Deep Change

  • Includes exercise, reflective questions, and worksheets throughout

  • Provides reader with a "self-help" guide to overcoming the personal and professional obstacles that prevent transformational leadership

For anyone who yearns to be an internally driven leader, to motivate the people around them, and develop a satisfying work life, The Deep Change Field Guide holds the key.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Series Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. About This Field Guide
    1. Think About It
    2. Personal Reflection and Application
    3. Put the Learning to Work
    4. Getting the Most From This Course
  8. Chapter 1: An Invitation to Change
    1. In This Chapter
    2. The Western Way
    3. The Checklist Mentality
    4. Challenge Your Normal Assumptions
    5. Collective Learning
    6. Two Kinds of Change: Incremental Change and Deep Change
    7. Becoming a Transformational Leader: An Analogy
    8. A Second Analogy
    9. Trapped in Normal Change Assumptions
    10. The Failure of Success
    11. Breaking the Logic of Task Pursuit
    12. Reflect
    13. Watch a Film: Norma Rae
    14. Make a Journal Entry
    15. Write a Memo
    16. Apply the Learning
  9. Chapter 2: Experiencing Slow Death
    1. In This Chapter
    2. Denial Leads to Slow Death
    3. The Source of Slow Death
    4. How Slow Death Unfolds
    5. Characteristics of the Slow Death Process
    6. Organizing as a Living System
    7. Deep Change
    8. On Seeing Me As I Really Am
    9. Reflect
    10. Watch the Film: Moneyball
    11. Make a Journal Entry
    12. Write a Memo
    13. Apply the Learning
  10. Chapter 3: The Power of Self-Change
    1. In This Chapter
    2. A Generative Leader
    3. Levels of Change
    4. Regeneration of a Relationship
    5. The Transformational Process
    6. The Connections
    7. Denial
    8. Soft Is Hard
    9. Reflect
    10. Watch the Film: The King's Speech
    11. Make a Journal Entry
    12. Write a Memo
    13. Apply the Learning
  11. Chapter 4: Personal Change and Positive Organizing
    1. In This Chapter
    2. The Death and Rebirth of Our Ego
    3. Turning Points
    4. Processing Negative Events
    5. Deep Change and Generative Capacity
    6. Two Realities
    7. Success Scripts
    8. Changing the Script
    9. Personal Change and Positive Organizing
    10. Reflect
    11. Watch the Film: The Devil Wears Prada
    12. Make a Journal Entry
    13. Write a Memo
    14. Apply the Learning
  12. Chapter 5: The Fundamental State of Leadership
    1. In This Chapter
    2. A Journey From Management to Leadership
    3. The Normal State
    4. The Fundamental State of Leadership
    5. Becoming Aligned with the Dynamic Universe
    6. Reflect
    7. Watch the Film: Remember the Titans
    8. Make a Journal Entry
    9. Write a Memo
    10. Apply the Learning
  13. Chapter 6: Moral Power
    1. In This Chapter
    2. An Extreme Situation
    3. The Impact of Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership
    4. A Second Transformation
    5. Becoming What You Behold and Beholding What You Become
    6. Watch the Film: Stand and Deliver
    7. Make a Journal Entry
    8. Write a Memo
    9. Apply the Learning
  14. Chapter 7: Leadership and Positivity
    1. In This Chapter
    2. A Terrible Realization
    3. The Role of Positive Emotions in Leading Change
    4. Altering the Positivity Ratio
    5. The Power of the Positive
    6. Reflect
    7. Watch the Film: Gandhi
    8. Make a Journal Entry
    9. Write a Memo
    10. Apply the Learning
  15. Chapter 8: Inviting Others to Deep Change
    1. In This Chapter
    2. The Episodic Nature of the Fundamental State of Leadership
    3. Walking Naked into the Land of Uncertainty — Again
    4. Lessons for Transformational Teachers
    5. Creating Sacred Space
    6. Becoming a More Transformational Teacher
    7. Attracting Others into the Fundamental State of Leadership
    8. Reflect
    9. Watch the Film: Dead Poets Society
    10. Make a Journal Entry
    11. Write a Memo
    12. Apply the Learning
  16. Put the Learning to Work
  17. Continuing Your Journey
    1. Share Your Insights
    2. Readings and Resources
    3. Bibliography
  18. About the Author
  19. Index