A Grand Challenge is a bold, socially beneficial goal that successfully addresses a systemic and embedded problem through collaboration and joint leadership. It generates new stakeholders and powerful resources for any organizationknowledge, work, support, enthusiasm, time, and money. Grand Challenges are opportunities for change, for healing, and even for economic growth.
In addition to the chapters of the book, I will be writing up stories about the awesomely cool leaders I have already begun to meet and their equally cool accomplishments.
If you would like to read the sections of my upcoming book as they come out and the accompanying stories, I will be adding them to a blog where you can comment: GrandChallenge.info. Each section of the book is about 1200 words, so they are very snackable. If you want to watch the book unfold over the next few months and provide an occasional comment or other kind of feedback, reply to this and I will notify you when the first section goes out later this week.
Here’s an excerpt from the intro:
Consider joining me in this effort. I would love the chance to share my ideas with you before the book comes out and hear from you in response. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested. The more the merrier!
– Steve Lacy