CHARACTERISTICS OF CHANGEMAKERS

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CHARACTERISTICS OF CHANGEMAKERS by Mind Map: CHARACTERISTICS OF CHANGEMAKERS

1. THE CHANGEMAKER MINDSET

1.1. Resilience

1.1.1. "You can't make change in the world and change in other people until you realize what it means to make change in yourself. And setbacks are what allow you to really confront that." - Professor Steven Weber

1.1.2. "Your goal should be to work on things that are ambitious enough and new enough that they fail sometimes...you need to be willing to fail occasionally, otherwise you will step back from truly ambitious things." - Professor Terry Johnson

1.2. Questioning the Status Quo

1.2.1. "What's motivating is really asking big, important questions, and asking questions that nobody's ever considered, or nobody's ever dared asked before. And that takes a certain amount of courage." - Professor Ron Hassner

1.3. Finding a Passion

1.3.1. "Search until you identify your niche, the place where you can make the biggest change, and where you don't even want to stop working. Because if it's not work, it's making change." - Professor Glynda Hull

1.4. Growth Mindset

1.4.1. "Be coachable...not only listen to advice and feedback and take it to heart, but actively seek it out." -Professor Ken Goldberg

2. CRITICAL THINKING

2.1. "Critical thinking is not just criticizing. It's trying to look—in a very discriminating, careful, separating way—at knowledge to improve it." - Dean Bob Jacobsen

2.1.1. Reframing the Problem

2.1.1.1. "There's always an angle you can come at a question that's different than the way the person in front of you has decided to present the issue to you." - Professor Maximilian Auffhammer

3. TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION

3.1. Empathy

3.1.1. "Don't assume that the perspective from your boat is the same as the perspective from somebody else's boat. Try and learn about other people's boats." - Professor Maximilian Auffhammer

3.2. Collaborative Leadership

3.2.1. "Oftentimes we hold onto ideas thinking we want to be the first ones to let them blossom and explode, but when you share your ideas and you let people know how you're thinking about them, you never know what might come your way." - Professor Ula Taylor

3.2.2. "One of the true definitions of leadership is the ability to bring folks together to the table, check their agenda at the door, keep their eyes on the prize, and get things done for the community." - Dean Michael Lu

3.3. Goal Alignment

3.3.1. "Part of collaboration is realizing what people want to get out of the collaboration and trying to find a material and emotional compromise that functions well for everybody." - Professor Terry Johnson

4. PERSUASION AND STORYTELLING

4.1. "Storytelling is all about bringing your audience towards you, not about you going towards them. It's all about drawing people in, getting them engaged, getting them interested—then using that to present your message." - Professor Oliver O'Reilly