In a structure without tearing down, Chad Ellsworth shows how important it is to cultivate positive ways to bring people into our organizations and help them become true leaders by cultivating Heroic Arts.
Ellsworth's interest in heroic leadership began when he joined the fraternity of college and experienced hazing. He made the promise of himself that he would work to end the hazing of his brotherhood; when it didn't look good, as it shares on those pages, he made a commitment to do it on a larger scale. Today, he is working to make organizations of all types and levels aware that we do not help our organizations or individuals participate in them to become better and stronger when using technologies that humiliate or reduce people in them.
After sharing his own personal story of building without tearing down, Ellsworth calls us all to speak up when we see what's wrong with our organization and to help cultivate Heroic Arts in ourselves and other persons. Ellsworth asks to work mythologist Joseph Campbell and asks us to go on his own. He points out that the change of organization must start with the individual and quote the famous line of Gandhi "Be the change you want to see in the world." As Joseph Campbell describes among the key elements of any hero journey, the hero must first learn something about himself, and then he must return with his innovation to share it with others. Ellsworth walks us through how to make this hero's journey for ourselves, so that we will be stronger, wise and more willing to lead ourselves and others first to create improvements and better experiences within our organizations. In the process, we will discover, as Aristotle said, "where your abilities and needs of the world lie, your work lies."
Structure without tearing down is divided into five parts: evolution from heat, expansion of the quo position, application of heroic arts, before the forces against you and change of your world. Each section is then divided into several sections. For example, Part IV: Facing You is divided into chapters for participating in your enemies who face your fears, fall on your face, redeem, and break through. Ellsworth walks us through every step or process of the journey to become a hero of his own life. Each chapter also includes exercises with reflective and action-related questions so you can develop and apply the skills you learn.
I could say a lot about all parts of this book, but I'll just mention a few things above. One thing about building without tearing down, which was of great interest to me, was Ellsworth Brotherhood Experience. Having never loved Brotherhood myself, I always thought the purpose of brothers and sorrows was just friendship and a lot of fun, but Ellsworth is with us that these organizations were created to make their companions better people and help the community as a whole. He says the original founders of the Brotherhood "believe that the idea has succeeded would create a long-lasting movement that would give the hungry, give the clothes the poor and give them comfort and medicine to the patient, all while life-expecting experiences to the people within the movement." that many of these organizations have abandoned this ideal, but Ellsworth is working to change it and we can all do the same whether it is a Brotherhood We belong to, or a company, church, social club or other type of organization.
Calling to be a hero is not easy. Actually, it's scary but Ellsworth reminds us that all heroes are human and we can find comfort in less flattering moments. For example, he shares with us how during the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. was close to giving up and scared to look weak and feel like cuddles to his followers. Ellsworth also shows us how we do not need to be visible powerful leaders to influence change. He is an example of how Ronald Reagan's request to remove the Berlin Wall did nothing but when ordinary people decided to go through the gates in the wall, despite being told they would be killed, they ran Saman and always carried the social pressure that led down the wall.
Ellsworth provides some wonderful inspirational quotes in the book. JRR Tolkien, who is very relevant to the Berlin Wall, says: "Some believe that there is only a mighty power that can keep the wicked at bay. It is the daily work of ordinary people who keep the dark at bay, emphasizing our relationship and impact another is from Martin Luther King Jr. "We're all … tied in one garment of fate … I can never be what I bought to be until you are what you bought to be. bought to be. "
Ellsworth makes it possible that not only can each of us be heroes but that the world needs each of us to be heroes who testify to the story boards he has recently received, he features more than ninety different He loves a shirt because he reminds him that "the challenges facing our world are far greater than any hero can solve. We need a set of superheroes from countless backgrounds with countless different strengths to face the challenges our world is facing. "In other words, we can't wait for someone with Superman or Wonder Woman to save us. We need each one of us to do our part to make this world a better place.
You can't even know what your part is but if you want to make your life, organization and world better, reading building without tearing down is a great place to start, and after that the sky can be a limit.