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Does your organization inhibit, rather than ignite, the growth and individual potential of its members? Do you want to create positive change—in your organization, community, and world, but feel overwhelmed by obstacles? You don’t have to be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malala Yousafzai to bring about change; you can become a heroic leader just by learning and applying the Heroic Arts that Chad Ellsworth shares in Building Up Without Tearing Down.

As a college student, Chad experienced and then fought against a culture of hazing, which led him on a twenty-year search for ways that groups, organizations, and teams can empower people to become their best. Now he shares his own inspirational stories and those of other real-life heroes in this motivational book. In these pages, you’ll learn to cultivate the best version of yourself and walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest heroes.

By the end of your hero’s journey, you will have discovered how to:

  • Challenge a culture of hazing

  • Answer your call to be a hero

  • Believe in your heroic qualities

  • Find mentors to help you

  • Learn to trust the process

  • Apply the six Heroic Arts to your journey

  • Confront your enemies

  • Get up again when you fall

  • Change your world

  • Pave the way for others to become heroes, too

The hero’s journey is a parable for change management. It’s the blueprint for personal, organizational, and community growth, and it begins with you. Get started here.