Positively M.A.D.

Making A Difference in Your Organizations, Communities and the World

Bill Treasurer (Author)

Publication date: 01/01/2005

Positively M.A.D.
  • Brings together 50 of Berrett-Koehler's top authors to share real world stories about making positive and lasting change, despite the challenges of our times
  • Emphasizes people, actions, and ideas that are "mad"-out-of-the-ordinary, unexpected, counter-intuitive, defiant, offbeat, and edgy
  • Brings together 50 of Berrett-Koehler's top authors to share real world stories about making positive and lasting change, despite the challenges of our times
  • Emphasizes people, actions, and ideas that are "mad"-out-of-the-ordinary, unexpected, counter-intuitive, defiant, offbeat, and edgy

Featuring contributions by more than 50 of Berrett-Koehler's most renowned authors, Positively M.A.D. is a collection of stories about real people making real changes, large and small, in their organizations and communities. The founder of an adoption agency specialzing in placing "unadoptable" children. A former big-city mayor, the son of a convict, who now works with the children of convicts. A psychiatrist who was able to take his severely ill patients to their first Chicago Bears game by unexpectedly tapping into the kindness of the fans. An office worker who transforms a malcontent colleague with the gift of a chocolate cake. A woman who salvages used computers and donates them to Africa.

These engaging, optimistic, "can do" vignettes-organized around twelve different "lessons" that provide the chapter headings-are designed to inspire people to resolve their disillusionment by getting off the couch and doing something.

As editor Bill Treasurer writes, "Regardless of our station in life, each of us is entitled, and perhaps obliged, to etch our initials onto the tree of humanity. Despite the complexity of the world's problems and inadequacies, and despite our own frustration with the current state of affairs, we can indeed Make A Difference."

  • Brings together 50 of Berrett-Koehler's top authors to share real world stories about making positive and lasting change, despite the challenges of our times
  • Emphasizes people, actions, and ideas that are "mad"-out-of-the-ordinary, unexpected, counter-intuitive, defiant, offbeat, and edgy

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Overview

  • Brings together 50 of Berrett-Koehler's top authors to share real world stories about making positive and lasting change, despite the challenges of our times
  • Emphasizes people, actions, and ideas that are "mad"-out-of-the-ordinary, unexpected, counter-intuitive, defiant, offbeat, and edgy
  • Brings together 50 of Berrett-Koehler's top authors to share real world stories about making positive and lasting change, despite the challenges of our times
  • Emphasizes people, actions, and ideas that are "mad"-out-of-the-ordinary, unexpected, counter-intuitive, defiant, offbeat, and edgy

Featuring contributions by more than 50 of Berrett-Koehler's most renowned authors, Positively M.A.D. is a collection of stories about real people making real changes, large and small, in their organizations and communities. The founder of an adoption agency specialzing in placing "unadoptable" children. A former big-city mayor, the son of a convict, who now works with the children of convicts. A psychiatrist who was able to take his severely ill patients to their first Chicago Bears game by unexpectedly tapping into the kindness of the fans. An office worker who transforms a malcontent colleague with the gift of a chocolate cake. A woman who salvages used computers and donates them to Africa.

These engaging, optimistic, "can do" vignettes-organized around twelve different "lessons" that provide the chapter headings-are designed to inspire people to resolve their disillusionment by getting off the couch and doing something.

As editor Bill Treasurer writes, "Regardless of our station in life, each of us is entitled, and perhaps obliged, to etch our initials onto the tree of humanity. Despite the complexity of the world's problems and inadequacies, and despite our own frustration with the current state of affairs, we can indeed Make A Difference."

  • Brings together 50 of Berrett-Koehler's top authors to share real world stories about making positive and lasting change, despite the challenges of our times
  • Emphasizes people, actions, and ideas that are "mad"-out-of-the-ordinary, unexpected, counter-intuitive, defiant, offbeat, and edgy

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Meet the Author


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Bill Treasurer is chief encouragement officer at Giant Leap Consulting. His clients include NASA, eBay, Lenovo, Saks Fifth Avenue, Spanx, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Treasurer has served in numerous management roles, including as the first internal executive coach at Accenture. Earlier, he was the captain of the US High Diving Team. He is the author of A Leadership Kick in the Ass, Right Risk, Leaders Open Doors, and The Leadership Killer.

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CONTRIBUTORS

Sharif Abdullah
Marilee Adams
Dick Axelrod
Emily Axelrod
Jill Bamburg
Chip Bell
Geoff Bellman
Ken Blanchard
Ira Chaleff
Carol Coles
Storm Cunningham
Charles Derber
Don Frick
BJ Gallagher
Pamela Gordon
William Halal
David Haynes
Mary Hessler Key
Peggy Holman
John Izzo
Robert Jacobs
Sandra Janoff
Sharon Jordan-Evans
Judith Katz
Beverly Kaye
Debbie Kennedy
Paul Levesque
Richard Lieder
Stewart Levine
Mark Levy
Perry Ludy
Charles Manz
Karen Manz
Robert Marx
Don Mitchell
Barry Oshry
Alex Pattakos
John Perkins
Joe Raelin
Michelle Reina
David Schmaltz
Heather Shultz
David Shapiro
John Stahl-Wert
Jesse Stoner
Jan Stringer
Bill Treasurer
Cindy Ventrice
Steve Ventura
Jamie Walters
Marvin Weisbord
Leslie Yerkes
Moshe Yudkowsky

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