The Power To Transform: Passion, Power, and Purpose in Daily Life

PM World Book Review

pmwj22-may2014-Nazi-IMAGE1 BOOKBook Title:  The Power To Transform: Passion, Power, and Purpose in Daily Life
Author:  Chris Majer with John Brant
Publisher:  Rodale
Format:  Soft cover; 259 pages
Publication Date:   2009     ISBN: 978-1-62336-271-3
Reviewer:  Nazanin Mehrooz, PMP
Review Date:              April 2014


Introduction to the Book

This self-help book provides guidance on how to transform by building practices for effective learning and putting into practice the knowledge to guarantee desired end results.  The base of these changes are around awareness of how linguistics form our reality and how to manage stressors associated with the transition of being a beginner in the learning process to build necessary practice to effectively transition. Techniques such as building a strong centered focus, making effective choices and replacing excuses with accountability reinforce success of the transformation process.

Overview of Book’s Structur

The book contains 14 chapters:

  1. The history of the human potential project
  2. How to use this book
  3. Language shapes reality
  4. Learning in a new world
  5. It all moves from center
  6. Cultivating Awareness
  7. Choice: claiming your birthright
  8. Ability and willingness
  9. Accountability
  10. Commitment
  11. Trust
  12. Honesty
  13. Integrity
  14. Being a stand

Highlights: What’s New in this Book

  • How the linguistic building blocks of declaration, assertion, assessment, request, promise and offer impact our reality and those around us.
  • How to learn effectively by accepting that as a beginner, you have to commit to the effort of learning and the learning effort is improved in an environment where a team or a support structure is in place.  Through repeated exercises, you build competence rather than trying to find a quick solution by memories lessons and assuming the competence roll.


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About the Reviewer

Nazanin-MehroozNazanin Mehrooz, PMPflag-usa

North Texas, USA

Nazanin Mehrooz studied software engineering and is a certified project manager and scrum master.  Her experiences includes consulting as a program manager in the transportation industry and manages a suite of related software projects.  She has extensive work experience in the defense, telecom and environmental industries with special focus on project development, delivery and operational phases.  She has led mid-sized teams as an IT Application Manager and Service Delivery Management in the telecom industry. Nazanin is an active volunteer for the PMI Dallas Chapter (Marketing group) and PMI Fort Worth Chapter as the email manager. Email: [email protected]

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