Impact the World
Live Your Values and Drive Change As a Citizen Statesperson
1. Edition June 2022
240 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Price: 26,90 €
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Supercharge your impact on global issues and drive transformative change in the world around you
Impact the World: Live Your Values and Drive Change As a Citizen Statesperson is your motivational guide to becoming a superpowered individual committed to improving your community--and the world--through your values and actions. You'll discover why the intersection of a renewed civic spirit and new technologies empowering individuals at the local level equates to an unprecedented opportunity to channel global impact.
From poverty and homelessness to violence and corruption, we often see challenges in the world around us and ask, "Why doesn't someone do something?" We look to people with more experience, or people with more influence, or people with more time or resources than ourselves to step up and find answers to some of our biggest problems. But what if we didn't wait for others? What if we stepped up, and looked for ways to employ our skills to solve the biggest and most complex problems of our time?
That's what leaders do. That's what citizen statespeople do.
This book is a call to action. From local to global, from the private sector to government, and to the frontlines of social entrepreneurship, authors Carrie Rich and Dean Fealk explore the benefits and challenges of becoming a citizen statesperson, showing how to pull together disparate threads to solve pressing social, political, and economic challenges. You'll also discover:
* The lifecycle of a citizen statesperson, including an enlightening discussion of how to build your personal brand
* Inspiring case studies of real-life citizen statespeople around the world
* Explorations of the new technologies that can be used to accelerate the impact of a citizen statesperson on the world
Simultaneously optimistic, inspiring, intensely practical, and engaging, Impact the World will earn a valued place in the libraries of civic leaders, activists, social justice advocates, business executives, politicians, volunteers, public servants, and anyone else looking for a way to magnify their influence and impact in any area that matters to them.
Chapter 1 Why Being a Citizen Statesperson Matters 1
Chapter 2 What It Takes 19
Chapter 3 Life Cycle of a Citizen Statesperson 37
Chapter 4 A Citizen Statesperson's Environment 61
Chapter 5 You Can Do It 77
Chapter 6 Leveraging Established, Powerful Organizations to Create Positive Change 101
Chapter 7 Change Starts with You 117
Chapter 8 What Does It Take to Be a Citizen Statesperson? 141
Chapter 9 Implementation 161
Chapter 10 Who We Are 181
Appendix: Additional Resources 207
About the Authors 217
DEAN FEALK is an award-winning international attorney and civic leader and Northern California co-managing partner of a leading global law firm. Dean serves in leadership capacities to various civic organizations, including CEO business groups, NGOs and think tanks, and has advised and convened government leaders and politicians around the world on public policy issues. He is a co-founding member of the Halifax International Security Forum, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit. Passionate about service and public policy, Dean has advised three presidential campaigns on foreign policy and has represented the State of California in trade and investment missions around the world. Dean lives with his wife and two children in Piedmont, California.