expertise with comprehensive experience in leadership development and strategic
planning, co-authors Smith and Lindsay have brought the best of both worlds to Leading Change in Your World.
Their change model is a practical “how-to” blueprint for facilitating and managing constructive change in every sphere of influence.
As students develop a personal plan for change based on the Smith-Lindsay model, they examine change theories,
leadership principles, vision and mission statements,
strategic plans, problem-solving models, and real-life
examples of people who have made a difference in the
Since its first printing
in 2001, Leading Change in Your
World has been incorporated into the curriculum of
several colleges and universities. Its ability to engage
students in out-of-box thinking is the first step in
moving them out of their comfort zones and through
the barriers that restrict their self-knowledge and
obstruct their vision of the larger world.
"Leading Change in Your World" Endorsements
Smith have written a dynamic book that is not only an invitation but
a challenge for every reader to think creatively, feel passionately,
visualize expansively, and plan collaboratively in transforming their
own lives and influencing healthy change in individuals, teams, and
John C. Maxwell
Author, Speaker and Founder The INJOY Group
"Leading Change in Your
World has been written to enable leaders, coaches, and determined champions
to 'be the best they can be - for otheres.' This book enables leaders
to develop the perspective, vision, technique, and execution that can
bring about significant and enduring change in people and programs within
their ever-widening sphere of influence."
Head Football Coach
University of South Carolina
Leading Change in Your World is a perfect title for this book. Its purpose
is to allow you to LEAD change as opposed to letting change take you
along with it. For anyone wanting the basic how-tos of enabling change
to become a positive force in his or her life."
"Leading Change in Your World" is an outstanding tool that
will greatly enhance the success of the endeavors that you pursue. This
book is rich enough in content to be a textbook and yet rich enough
in illustrations and stories to hold every reader's attention. Simply
put it's a great read with fantastic information that can help you to
really change the world.
Dwight "Ike" Reighard
Senior Pastor, NorthStar Church, Kennesaw, Georgia
& Corporate Trainer/Author
"The architecture for the building and fine-tuning of leadership,
according Smith and Lindsay, is an inside-out process. This thoughtful
and clearly reasoned approach presents developing and veteran leaders
alike with a values-based dimension for leading change. The authors
have contextualized leadership through cases, stories, applications
and meaningful models making this book especially useful for school
leaders. Now, more than ever, successful leaders are practicing the
characteristics of the "Servant Leader" while overcoming the
outdated, negative elements of position power, charisma, control, and
quid pro quo information sharing. Leading Change in Your World is a
required text for my WKU graduate students!"
R. Wagner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Leadership, and Research
Western Kentucky University
"Larry Lindsay and Mark Smith's "Leading Change in Your World"
is a refreshing approach to becoming an agent of change in the world
around us. Its positive, inspirational approach challenges us to leave
our comfort zones and make a real difference. This book is a must read
for proactive people."
"Smith and Lindsay's book, "Leading Change in Your World,"
draws from a wide range of real-life experiences and motivational writers
to provide the reader a close encounter with his/her attitudes and behaviors
relative to being an agent for positive change. Readers are provided
several opportunities to apply the ideas presented to their own situations.
The book is a motivational piece in its own right for the person facing
the question of how she/he could effect positive change."
Ted Drake, author The Principalship,
Dean Emeritus of Ball State University
"This is probably the most comprehensive and concise book on systemic
change and improvement I have had the opportunity to read. It provides
practitioners with a powerful road map!"
Indiana Association of School Principals
in Your World will help every manager and leader rise above the "react
mode" in which we often find ourselves as business leaders, spouses
and parents. It will enable you to become a "change facilitator"
and an "impact player" in your orbit of influence. This book
is a practical and easy read that provides the model, guidelines, and
tools for leaders to creatively harness the challenge of change. Readers
will implement action plans that they create, that influence worthwhile
change in their professional, personal and spiritual circles of influence."
Co-Founder and Director of Comm-Press, Inc.
Founder and Director of bTrade.com
COB, CEO of consumer Smart Buy, Inc.
"This practical and profound book provides a model for every leader
or aspiring leader that has a goal of excellence for themselves or others
in their sphere of influence. Leading change is your world provides
motivation, instructions, and methods both current and futuristic to
create productive action plans that generate constructive forward thinking
creative change in a manner that improves people and their organizations."
Certified Financial Planner
Founder Spear Financial
"'Leading Change in Your World' is a significant addition to the
growing body of servant- leadership literature."
Larry C. Spears, CEO
The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership