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1. Community The Structure of Belonging (16pt Large Print Edition) - Peter Block

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This book is written to support those who care for the well-being of their community. It is for anyone who wants to be part of creating an organization, neighborhood, city, or country that works for all, and who has the faith and the energy to create such a place. I am one of those people. Whenever I am in a neighborhood or small town and see empty storefronts, watch people floating aimlessly on the sidewalks during school or working hours, pass by housing projects, or read about crime, poverty, or a poor environment in the places where our children and our brothers and sisters live, I am distressed and anguished. It has become impossible for me to ignore the fact that the world we are creating does not come close to fulfilling its promise. Along with this distress comes the knowledge that each of us, myself included, is participating in creating this world. If it is true that we are creating this world, then each of us has the power to heal its woundedness. This is not about guilt, it is about accountability. Citizens, in their capacity to come together and choose to be accountable, are our best shot at making a difference. This book is for all who are willing to take a leadership role that affirms the conviction that without a willingness to be accountable for our part in creating a strong and connected community, our desire to reduce suffering and increase happiness in the world becomes infinitely more difficult to fulfill. It is also based on the belief that in some way the vitality and connectedness of our communities will determine the strength of our democracy.

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2. The Answer to How Is Yes (Large Print 16pt) - Peter Block

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Winner of the 2001 Breakthrough Business Book of the Year award from Independent Publisher Written by the author of the bestselling books Flawless Consulting (more than 500,000 copies sold), The Empowered Manager (more than 250,000 copies old), and Stewardship (more than 160,000 copies sold) Shows how our obsession with tools and techniques actually prevents us from doing things we believe in Identifies what is required of us to not only know what matters but to act on that knowledge

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3. Community The Structure of Belonging (Easyread Large Edition) - Peter Block

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This book is written to support those who care for the well-being of their community. It is for anyone who wants to be part of creating an organization, neighborhood, city, or country that works for all, and who has the faith and the energy to create such a place. I am one of those people. Whenever I am in a neighborhood or small town and see empty storefronts, watch people floating aimlessly on the sidewalks during school or working hours, pass by housing projects, or read about crime, poverty, or a poor environment in the places where our children and our brothers and sisters live, I am distressed and anguished. It has become impossible for me to ignore the fact that the world we are creating does not come close to fulfilling its promise. Along with this distress comes the knowledge that each of us, myself included, is participating in creating this world. If it is true that we are creating this world, then each of us has the power to heal its woundedness. This is not about guilt, it is about accountability. Citizens, in their capacity to come together and choose to be accountable, are our best shot at making a difference. This book is for all who are willing to take a leadership role that affirms the conviction that without a willingness to be accountable for our part in creating a strong and connected community, our desire to reduce suffering and increase happiness in the world becomes infinitely more difficult to fulfill. It is also based on the belief that in some way the vitality and connectedness of our communities will determine the strength of our democracy. ----From 'Community'......Peter Block is an author, consultant, and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. His work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community.....Peter serves on the boards of directors of Cincinnati Public Radio; Elementz: Hip Hop Youth Arts Center; and InkTank, which offers writing programs for marginalized people. He is also a partner in the Urban Opportunities Alliance, a group of youth- and family-oriented efforts in Cincinnati. He is a member of the advisory board for the Festival in the Workplace Institute, Bahamas. With other volunteers, Peter began A Small Group, whose work is to bring the disengaged into community through the tools of civic engagement

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4. Stewardship Choosing Service Over Self-Interest (Large Print 16pt) - Peter Block

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Service, Accountability, and Partnership. Stewardship was provocative, even revolutionary, when it was first published in 1993, and it remains every bit as relevant and radical today. Most organizations still rely on patriarchy and hierarchy as their core form of governance, stifling initiative and spirit and alienating people from the work they do. Peter Block asserts that a fundamental shift in how we distribute power, privilege, and the control of money can transform every part of an organization for the better, and he examines the nitty - gritty of implementing these reforms. This revised and expanded edition includes a new introduction by Block addressing what has and hasn't changed since the first edition and a new chapter on applying stewardship to the common good of the wider community. This visionary yet pragmatic book is sure to open your mind and change the way you do your job forever. ''An original and profound new view on how to run organizations ... Block transcends all extant leadership literature.'' Library Journal ''Stewardship is one of those books that permanently changes how you think. It obliterates the wall between good business and ethical business ... Get better business results, change the world, and save your soul with a single book.'' Gifford Pinchot III, cofounder and President, Bainbridge Graduate Institute. ''The most insightful analyst of what ails organizations has written a very timely update of his book Stewardship. With America's newest civic generation, millennials, now flooding the world of work, Block offers a system of governance that captures that generation's need for 'service over self - interest.''' Morley Winograd, coauthor, with Mike Hais, of Millennial Momentum. ''The new edition of Stewardship is an absolute must - read for anyone interested in building sustainable businesses, organizations, and communities. [Block's] ideas create more engaged organizations, which are better for people, the environment, and business.'' Brian Camastral, CEO, Riversong Sanctuary; cofounder, BLITS Foundation; and former Global President, Mars Food.

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