The Courage To Go Forward
The Power of Micro Communities By: David Cordani and Dick Traum
I’ve learned that the power of one can make a difference in someone’s life; but the power of a team can make a mighty impact. David Cordani and Dick Traum share a valuable message and lesson about the role small, supportive communities play in helping affect a major change.
This powerfully inspiring book shows us how simple emotional connection can be the direct route to personal and social change. It has important lessons for anyone in healthcare, or any endeavor where people are asked to do the seemingly impossible.
Have You Ever
been awestruck by individuals who overcome tremendous obstacles to accomplish great things? Or, conversely, have you ever pursued a highly personal goal, only to run into roadblocks you simply can’t figure out how to circumvent?
In The Courage to Go Forward, authors David Cordani and Dick Traum argue that as individuals and as a society, we need to think differently about goal-setting and, in particular, goal achievement. And, we need to consider how to complement societal programs designed for the “average” person, with customized approaches tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of every individual.
Time and again, David and Dick have seen the powerful role that small, mobilized communities of like-minded people (which they call “micro communities”) can play in helping people achieve their greatest goals or overcome obstacles, physical or otherwise – in a way they likely couldn’t accomplish on their own.
With provocative storytelling and accompanying insight, the authors provide numerous examples of these micro communities in action, largely focusing on the partnership between global health service company, Cigna, and the nonprofit Achilles International, which helps people with all types of disabilities participate in mainstream running events, in order to promote personal achievement. Through these stories and insights, The Courage to Go Forward provides each of us with a recipe for success – a path or road map for how we can visualize our own journeys to reach our own, unique goals.
Two visionary leaders – David Cordani and Dick Traum – provide a path to action for any leader hoping to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
This story warms the heart and lifts the human spirit. A large corporation and a small nonprofit, two disparate men with a common passion provide a roadmap for helping those often forgotten “micro communities” of the disabled achieve a very special sense of success.
The Courage to Go Forward is a compelling testament to the resilience of the human spirit, motivating each reader to not only focus on what they can do, but also to inspire them to do more than they ever thought possible!
I have seen at both Johnson & Johnson and West Point that dedicated individuals coming together around a common purpose are the teams that most consistently succeed. The Courage to Go Forward offers powerful stories of small groups, united by a common mission, achieving their greatest goals together.
Life favors those who are prepared. The Courage to Go Forward makes clear that we are at our strongest — and most prepared — when we pursue our goals supported by the right team.