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Stick Your Neck Out

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Stick Your Neck Out by john graham
Paperback $14.95
May 15, 2005 | ISBN 9781576753040

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Table Of Contents

Preface
Who Should Read This Book
Hard and Soft
How to Use This Book
What’s Not in This Book
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION WHAT DO YOU CARE ABOUT?
What Problem Do You Take On?
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER ONE WHY DO IT?
What’s the Path to a Meaningful Life?
Going for It
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER TWO START HERE
Research
Decide the Form of Your Participation
Create a Specific Project
Create a Vision for Your Project’s Success
Add Details to Your Project
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER THREE TRUST THEM? ARE YOU KIDDING?
The Importance of Building Trust
How to Build Trust
Efforts to Build Trust Are Risky
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER FOUR BUILDING A TEAM AND KEEPING IT TOGETHER
How to Build a Team from Scratch
Team Structure
Team Management
Create and Communicate a Team Vision of Success
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER FIVE MAKING A PLAN
Steps for Visionary Planning
What to Do When Your Plan Succeeds
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER SIX RISK TAKING AND COURAGE
An Ostrich Nation
Turning It Around—the Giraffe Heroes Project
Turning It Around—Why You Should Take Risks for the Common Good
Tips for Taking Risks as an Active Citizen
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER SEVEN FINDING COMMON GROUND: NEGOTIATING AND RESOLVING CONFLICTS
General Principles for Negotiating and Resolving Conflicts
Ten Steps to Common Ground
It Doesn’t Work Every Time
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER EIGHT PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATIONS: SPEECHES, FUND-RAISING, AND MORE
Persuasive Communications—Style, Attitude, Heart, and Vision
How to Give a Great Speech
Tips for Raising Money
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER NINE DEALING WITH THE MEDIA: THE SECRETS OF GOOD PR
Why Should You Tell People What You’re Doing?
Creating a Media Strategy
How to Get the Media Results You Want
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER TEN GETTING INSTITUTIONS TO DO WHAT YOU WANT
Developing the Public Will
Working with “the System”
Lobbying
Giraffe Stories
CHAPTER ELEVEN PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND LEGAL ACTION
Public Testimony
Legal Action
Giraffe Stories
EPILOGUE A PERSONAL JOURNEY
Connectedness—A Spiritual Concept with Political Power
Lightening Up
Being Responsible for Our World—and for Ourselves
Resources
Index

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