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The Need

The threat to the United States is far greater than the damage any single leader might inflict. We retrace the steps of 26 failed civilizations. Their main injury was from a leader class that turned selfish instead of looking out for the whole. For a half-century U.S. leaders have done that resulting in egregious economic inequality and urgent physical, social, and economic problems ignored. The U.S. needs leaders committed to rationality, evidence, comprehensive values, the good of the whole, and care for those left behind. It needs credible, determined people to apply good solutions to problems at every level. The four problems to solve referred to in the book title are the national problems of meaning, selfish power, mediocre thinking, and organization.

Premise of the Book

Mass marches and demonstrations convey simple messages, but can lose their way as indignation quiets down. Four principles of group activity turn interest into sustained commitment. People need an inspiring vision of long-term values and needs to motivate their effort, continued learning about how to build a movement and address issues, activity that applies to society what they learn, and mutual support of a positive internal group life.

The book shows you the steps of leading others to share your dedication to a goal, how your vision of achieving change gives others confidence, helping you, how simple actions spur people's interest in participating, how learning together fuels both your message to society and the bonds people develop, and how support for each one's effectiveness binds the group together. You will learn how to apply the many activities familiar to political campaigns, but for the wider purpose of designing the society you want.

The author, Dr. John Jensen, mines a rich field of individual and group psychology to explain important guidelines for generating a successful movement. He vividly presents critical factors of communication and conflict resolution seldom translated from the professional arena into layman's use. A former Catholic priest, a clinical psychologist, and an educational consultant, he has worked extensively with groups in efforts for social change.

Benefits of the Book

The main benefit of this book is the ability to successfully create a movement: how to start, what to do next, how to organize a learning group, how to organize a meeting, and how to connect for national purposes and influence the structure of society. This book differs from others on social change by incorporating the full spectrum of influences and actions needed for change to occur. While most books reflect a single level of influence such as economic or political factors, this book reaches from the subtle, internal beginnings of personal motivation all the way to the global and inclusive goals of society. Between these are practical concerns such as how to carry out the simplest exchanges between two people, how to help people learn through small group discussion, the organization and structure of effort that best supports interest and motivation, and the role of a message for society.

Questions Answered

People have many questions about how to motivate others and organize a movement peacefully. This book will answer these questions in detail:

  • What is the most direct route to becoming a leader?
  • What is the easiest way to help others make substantial changes?
  • How do people learn best in groups?
  • How do you even begin to talk with someone who might disagree with you?
  • How does the structure of a group affect people's motivation?
  • How does your present group affect the world now, and how could it?
  • What is the central barrier to most of the positive changes people want in society?
  • What is the most effective principle of uniting the efforts of many?
  • How do individuals grow personally while expanding their numbers at the same time?
  • What mistakes are most likely to sabotage a group's effectiveness?

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