ABOUT THE BOOK
Revolutionary Agreements is a delightful, practical guide to living a positive life. The book reveals principles tens of thousands have used worldwide to strengthen marriage and parenting, become more effective and happier at work, enhance community relations, and affect positive change in the world.
In this second edition, the author includes stories from readers who share how their relationships--and lives--were transformed by practicing the Revolutionary Agreements. Also new is a twenty-page section of customized agreements developed by organizations to express and align their team members' values. Additionally, Barbara Marx Hubbard, described by Buckminster Fuller as “the best informed human now alive regarding futurism,” offers a thought-provoking Foreword.
The book opens with an invitation by the author to join her in a revolution to create a positive world by living a positive life. The twelve Agreements she offers as tools to affect this revolution are simple, practical and profound, and they are organized within three unifying principles: Truth (to be who I am); Acceptance (to accept others for who they are); and Gratitude (to appreciate the gift of this moment).
Easy-to-read chapters show how to apply the Agreements in any situation to reduce unwanted drama and increase inner peace. Each chapter puts its Agreement into larger perspective with "Words of Wisdom," selections of quotations ranging from ancient wisdom to modern insights, followed by a "Focus on Today" section of practical exercises designed to help readers apply that Agreement immediately.
In the Foreword, Barbara Marx Hubbard writes: "Within the pages of this book are a rare combination of wisdom and practical guidance. For those who desire greater peace in their own lives and in the world, Revolutionary Agreements will be one of your most treasured guidebooks. This book will benefit you whether you are a leader on the front lines of cocreating a better world or you are someone focused on having the best day you can given the complexities of your life."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marian Head has been initiating peaceful revolutions in business, government, and education since the early 1970s. Her diverse experiences as an organizer, facilitator, entrepreneur, and leader began when she was the child-President of her 4-H Club and have traversed a variety of venues since, including: first Manager for Educational Development at the US Senate; top 100 sales leader for seven consecutive years at a global nutrition company; cochair of the first graduate school department of Leadership and Organizational Transformation; founder of Marlin Press and its Professional Trainers' Collection; program coordinator for historic Soviet-American Citizens' Summits in Washington, DC and Moscow; and co-facilitator of the first two Global Forums of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders in Oxford and Moscow.
In 1985, alongside her husband, Glenn, Marian cofounded the Geneva Group, a network of businesspeople formed around a set of principles that subsequently evolved into the Revolutionary Agreements. Marian has devoted herself to introducing these principles into the lives and work of hundreds of thousands of people globally. She initiated the Agreements Institute to train and provide certification for coaches and facilitators who have a passion for spreading the benefits of conscious agreements to people all over the world.
Marian's passion for the principles of authentic leadership and compassionate communication have led her to speak to audiences of thousands, consult with organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations, serve on and chair national and international committees and boards for businesses and nonprofit organizations, and continually explore new ways to fulfill her passion to be of service to humanity.
Marian is the award-winning author of Revolutionary Agreements: Twelve Ways to Transform Stress and Struggle Into Freedom and Joy (2005) and Gratitude Journal for a Healthy Marriage (2015). She coauthored with Barbara Marx Hubbard The Suprasexual rEvolution: Toward the Birth of a Universal Humanity (2012).