Concise, empowering, and inspirational, this guidebook offers practical wisdom and 135 guidelines that demystify the community change process and give you proven, nuts-and-bolts rules for success. Mark Homan's outline for community change is invaluable in any setting, from grassroots organizations to governments or community agencies. Writing in a conversational, informal style, Homan takes you through the basic things you need to know about yourself, about others, and about the change process itself as you learn to identify the skills, attitudes, and choices important to your success as an agent of community change.
PART I. GETTING STARTED.
1. Guiding Principles for Change Agents.
2. The Essential Eight: An outline for community change.
PART II. THE RULES OF THE GAME.
3. Basic Things to Know. 4. Things to Know About Yourself.
5. Ways to Approach Promoting Change.
6. Things to Know About People.
PART III. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.
7. The Thirteen Commandments of Change.
APPENDIX. THE RULES OF THE GAME.
"Rules of the Game is a lively, entertaining book full of insights and pearls of wisdom…The writing is clear, concise, and entertaining: students would find the book a joy to read."— Dennis Poole, Central Florida University
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