THE CHANGEMAKERS PROJECT
What could we learn from talking to fifty people who are changing the world?
When we consider who changes the world, it's easy to picture a Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela. But what about those everyday people who are making a difference in their own community or workplace? What started as simple curiosity about those who choose to make a positive difference, evolved into an extensive research project. After interviewing nearly 50 changemakers, the themes are clear. Those who successfully lead change don't necessarily share the same personality traits, nor do they take all the same actions, but they do share similarities in their mindset - how they approach adversity and risk, how they view potential collaborators, what they believe about naysayers, and what they believe about themselves.
The good news is that this mindset can be learned.
The emergent research themes form a mindset model – a map of sorts that guides our direction and informs which questions we ask. Elements include:
· Sense of Self
· Dealing with Adversity
· Handling Naysayers
· Navigating Risks
· Taking Action
· Staying on Track
Whether you identify as a changemaker or as someone who supports changemakers, these elements of the changemaker mindset are valuable.
An upcoming book explores the mindset that everyday changemakers have in common: how they perceive themselves, how they view others, and how they are oriented to action. By sharing the lessons gained from successful changemakers, the book gives readers a look inside the mindset of everyday people who do extraordinary things, and it invites readers to reflect on their own beliefs and behaviours related to how they make a positive difference in the world.
Conference attendees and meeting participants become activated through an interactive changemaker workshop or break-out session.
Individuals benefit from customized 1:1 sessions that are tailored to you: your strengths, your challenges, your beliefs, and your goals.
Groups and teams benefit from exploring the elements together to create increased awareness and appreciation of others, and to develop the best plans for moving forward.
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