Olivia G. Ford, Show Up Hard: A Road Map for Helpers in Crisis, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, August 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/review-show-hard-road-map-helpers-crisis-shannon-weber-msw/) Abstract: "What if your job is not to be right or knowledgeable," Shannon Weber, MSW, asks readers; "What if your role is to create change?" Weber herself employs this question as a kind of magnetic North to realign with her core purpose when she feels "stuck" in her practice of Showing Up Hard. Simply put, to Show Up Hard as a leader is to support others through profound challenges in ways that are sustainable, that do not subsume or alienate the helper. "Leaders commit to the emotional labor of showing up to support change," Weber writes. "Imagining oneself as a hero is easy: Fly in and save the day. Showing up when no one is watching, when the stakes are less high, when the task at hand is not as attractive -- this is the work of creating change." Show Up Hard: A Road Map for Helpers in Crisis is an intimate, interactive conversation between Weber and her readers, whom she addresses with the assumption that we are all leaders. A leader is defined in the text as anyone who is in a … Topics: Community