ABOUT THIS GUIDE
You’ll find this Guide covers a lot more than can be absorbed in one or two hours. Choose the topics that are most relevant to your organization, and take the time to thoroughly explore those that apply most to your group and the current situation. Come back when circumstances change for a different take on the contents as they become more relevant under future circumstances. Because, well, one theme of the book is that, most certainly, circumstances WILL change.
For ease of use, we have created for each of the book’s chapters a short summary followed by discussion questions you may want to use or modify for your group. The Guide for each chapter is otherwise unique and may include relevant videos, assessments, case studies, additional resources, and references to other chapters in the book. Videos and slides may be accessed for use in virtual settings or as overheads for in-person groups.
We encourage you to skip around and find the topics, questions, and exercises that will best meet your needs now. To that end, we have referenced useful other chapters to pair with each chapter, along with additional resources to go more in-depth. If such resources are useful to you, please share with your group or include as part of the discussion, but if not, it’s fine to skip what doesn’t work for your group.
Needless to say, none of the assessments or exercises are meant to measure the group’s understanding of the book. Rather, they are there to invoke new and different ways of thinking about big changes your organization might be facing.
As a leader, you can help your group be most effective when you help them focus on what we can do rather than what we cannot.