Taking Charge of Change: How Rebuilders Solve Hard Problems

  • 5h 46m 52s
  • Paul Shoemaker
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2021

Do you want to know what it takes to make change and create solutions? Discover the model to meet the unprecedented challenges unique to the decade ahead and make a remarkable impact on people’s lives.

To overcome the radically different challenges of inequity, division, and scarcity of resources that will only increase in the future, the most successful and valuable leaders are those with the traits to be rebuilders.

As the founding president of Social Venture Partners International, a global network of social innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and more, Paul Shoemaker is here to connect you to the people, ideas, and organizations that matter.

Shoemaker profiles 38 rock star rebuilders so you have a model to follow, including Peter Drucker Award winner Rosanne Haggerty, whose goal is to end chronic homelessness; Trish Millines, who has changed lives for kids of color in high tech; and David Risher, whose cross-sector approach is helping solve global illiteracy.

Page by page, the common elements rebuilders utilize to make a remarkable impact on some or our most complex problems are highlighted as you:

  • Learn the 5 vital traits change leaders use to solve big problems.
  • Gain new perspective from relevant research, data, leadership lessons, and 3 case studies that illuminate the path ahead.
  • Meet the leaders setting the standard for social change impact, all shared in Shoemaker’s signature storytelling style.

Taking Charge of Change is written for anyone seeking to be the driver of real change and an integral part of rebuilding the structures and foundations of American communities and companies throughout the decade ahead.

About the Author

If you’re out to change the world, Paul Shoemaker is there to connect you to the people, ideas, and organizations that matter. Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International—a global network of thousands of social innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business and community leaders that support social change agents in over 40 cities and 8 countries. Over the last 5 years, he has consulted major institutions like the Ballmer Group, UW Medicine, and The Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center on strategy, leadership, and business models. With insights from over 17 years at this unique vantage point, as well as a decade prior at Microsoft and Nestlé, he is a global thought leader and consultant on activating social change agents and increasing impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Our Bridges
  • Chapter 1 - Where We've Come From <1950-2000>
  • Chapter 2 - Where We Are <2000-2020>
  • Chapter 3 - Amplifiers
  • Chapter 4 - Where Are We Going?
  • Chapter 5 - 24-7 Authenticity
  • Chapter 6 - Complexity Capacity
  • Chapter 7 - Generosity Mindset
  • Chapter 8 - Data Conviction
  • Chapter 9 - Cross-Sector Fluency
  • Chapter 10 - In a Post-COVID-19 World
  • Chapter 11 - It's about All Three Sectors
  • Chapter 12 - Optimism versus Pessimism