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Change Your World

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Change Your World

How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Difference

HarperCollins Leadership,

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The world’s problems hurt millions of people daily, but you can make a difference.

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Can one person make a difference in a world where so many are suffering? Can you? John C. Maxwell and Rob Hoskins show that you can have an impact, and they explain how. Since 1976, Maxwell, who is the author of more than 100 books, has devoted his life to developing leaders to help improve the world. Hoskins has shown similar dedication to the welfare of others. Together, the authors traversed the globe helping people become better leaders. They offer an inspirational road map for a voyage of hope as you move from “me to we to making a difference.” 


You’re only one person, but you can improve the world.

Distressing, dangerous and despicable situations cry out for improvement worldwide. People everywhere need food, water, schools, shelter, secure places to live and honest work at reasonable pay.

Local communities need to care about their people and extend a helping hand to those who are isolated, impoverished or ailing. Around the world, people are hungry, frightened, sick, enslaved, at war, or beset by bias and hatred. 

Is improvement attainable? At first glance, you might think not – since most people are not ready to step up to make a difference. Most people who look at the overwhelming problems around the world feel defeated before they begin. They ask what one person can really accomplish. If that’s your question, the answer is that you can do a lot, if you decide to take bold action. Consider these real-life stories of individuals who changed the world for the better.

Caring individuals make a difference.

Missy Hammerstrom, a community volunteer, was having lunch in a school cafeteria in Louisville, Kentucky, when a young girl asked...

About the Authors

John C. Maxwell is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, coach and leadership expert who has sold more than 33 million copies of his books in 50 languages. Rob Hoskins develops young leaders and start-up companies, leads local and global transformation initiatives, and advises NGOs and universities.

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    P. S. 3 years ago
    Please, is good and very interesting to become a leader, but how can I start with empty handed to help others or to change others?

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