Make Waves encourages
readers to step up and be the one to initiate change in their work and lives.
Author Patti Johnson walks readers through the tools and techniques that they
can use to create change in their own situations. Johnson elaborates on these
tools even further to give readers a sense of how to encourage and instill
these “wave-making” behaviors in others within their organization. Using
several diverse case studies as illustrative examples, Make Waves highlights the important steps that individuals at any
level can take toward positive change. By reinforcing readers’ desires to
contribute and make a difference, Johnson connects on an individual level and
bridges the gap between that desire and the actions necessary to realize bigger
Change can be big or small. It is the act of stepping up
that Johnson embraces, as well as the ripple effect on those around. Interviews
with famous Wave Makers, as well as everyday people, illustrate why it is
important to be the one to start change.
Wave Makers profiled include:
Clint Hurdle: manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates; believes in
positive attitude and culture and changes the MLB clubhouse; this year leading
the Pirates to their first winning season since 1992.
Charley Johnson: started Pay It Forward foundation.
Joe Nussbaum: started Big Event at Texas A&M when in
college in the ’80s and has continued to grow; largest one-day college
community service day in the country and has been adopted by over seventy
Emma Scheffler: high school soccer player who started
Insulin Angels, a nonprofit for children diagnosed with diabetes, after her own
diagnosis; feared her dream of college soccer was over, so engaged other
students and local hospitals after thinking about how to make her diagnosis a
Allen Stephenson: started Southern Tide at twenty-two-years
old when in med school and followed a passion to create a clothing line; built
momentum by creating interest and participation on southern college campuses;
they are now growing rapidly and it started with a great polo shirt. Download and start listening now!