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Emergent by Stephen Scott Johnson

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Conclusion ... or is it really the beginning?

This book covers a lot of ground, addressing the culture and engagement crisis, the power of higher purpose, the emergence of conscious leadership in society and business, and the design of innovation culture. It is by no means an exhaustive account, or ‘one-stop-shop’ aimed at solving systemic problems. Rather, it presents practical insights and means to realise sustainable change and cultural transformation.

In essence, the principles that fuel large-scale social change have been synthesised as a system to equip business leaders with effective and measurable alternatives to traditional change practices. If you’re seeking to fuel innovation or become a positive force for impact (or both), this book presents a smarter, more agile system for sustained engagement, growth and impact.

A perpetual cycle of levelling up leadership through skills and knowledge transference is what makes a culture of innovation possible. The crucial thing to remember is that all great movements begin as a ripple and that it only takes a small number of people to influence and catalyse big change. Irrespective of whether you’re part of a community, social enterprise, an established institution or charitable organisation trying to reinvent, it is my hope that the ideas, tools and system presented in this book can be used to curate a new conversation and guide you on a path toward emergence. Please get in touch with me and share your movement — I want to hear ...

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