14 Pages

Introduction: Setting the Scene

This is a serious book, but one that approaches its subject matter from some unusual angles and has been written in a way that, hopefully, brings a freshness to a topic often weighed down by its own earnestness. It is challenging and argumentative, sometimes discursive and a little playful, but also highly researched and evidence-based. Ultimately, however, we hope readers will find it helpful – even inspirational – and a spur to take practical and positive action in their work and daily lives.