Rules of the Game Lessons from the Field of Community Change
Concise, empowering, and inspirational, this introduction to promoting change offers practical knowledge, and features more than 150 guidelines brought to life with down-to-earth, often humorous language. Replete with the wisdom of more than four decades of experience in the field, Mark S. Homan demystifies the community change process by providing nuts-and-bolts rules for success, including eight essential steps for building an organized change effort. 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 leads readers through the basic things they need to know about themselves, about others, and about the change process itself. As they put these ideas into action, they will identify skills, attitudes, and choices important to their success as a change agent in the community.
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.