Transformation Leadership Expert to Speak in Santa Cruz

What and Where: Dr. Monica Sharma at Bookshop
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

For Immediate Release:

On January 11th, Dr. Monica Sharma will present her recent new release Radical Transformational Leadership at Bookshop Santa Cruz.  Dr. Sharma helped launch Leadership for Community Transformation Santa Cruz County in 2012 through the United Way of Santa Cruz County.  The program was founded by Megan Joseph, supported by United Way of Santa Cruz County and designed and facilitated by Dr. Monica Sharma of the United Nations.  The program was specifically created to leverage the unique potential of Santa Cruz County to work together to create a community where everyone thrives, and is based on Dr. Sharma’s framework for sustainable social change developed over her twenty-five year career working globally to create measurable results.   Since launching LCT in 2012, over 300 local leaders of all levels have completed the program and have been working to improve systems, policies and collaborations across the County.  The book highlights change-makers across the globe, including from Santa Cruz County.  

In Radical Transformational Leadership, Monica Sharma draws on more than thirty years of working for the United Nations and beyond to present a radical new approach to transformational leadership, one that creates systems of change where everyone can engage–not just analysts, policy makers, educators and business leaders. The book was the number one new release in public administration on in its first week.

Peter Senge with MIT and the Society for Organizational Learning stated, “anyone who doubts that the changes needed to lift our world beyond the chaos of today’s deep problems and political chest-thumping needs look no further than this book. The ‘new field’ Dr. Sharma describes as ‘radical systems and cultural transformation’ constitutes a kind of invisible renaissance emerging around the world of understanding the entwined inner and outer nature of genuine systemic change.”###

More reviews of Radical Transformational Leadership:

“We live in a world battling for peace, threatened with violence, where inequality is justified as both means and ends. This self-destructive worldview is dominated and backed by spurious arguments for a leadership based on the idea of supremacy of a race, religion, or culture. Monica Sharma’s counterargument is gentle and persuasive. Her voice, based on experience and conviction, strengthens the case that leadership can be shaped with equality, freedom, and justice, rooted in the transformational power of human compassion.”
—Aruna Roy, sociopolitical activist, recipient of 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Award
“The survival and future of humanity and civilization depends on the framework Monica Sharma outlines in Radical Transformational Leadership. It is my sincere hope that anyone who wants to participate in healing our wounded planet will read this book and follow its principles.”
—Deepak Chopra

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