Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest (Paperback)

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By Peter Block, Steven Piersanti (Foreword by)
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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.

About the Author

Peter Block is the author of eight books and a partner in the training company Designed Learning. He is the recipient of many awards--including the Organization Development Network's Lifetime Achievement Award and ASTD's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning--and was named to Training Magazine's HRD Hall of Fame.

Foreword author Steven Piersanti is president and publisher of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, an independent publisher based in San Francisco. Before founding Berrett-Koehler in 1992, Steve served as president and CEO of Jossey-Bass Publishers after previous service as copywriter, marketing director, editor, editorial director, and executive vice president.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781609948221
ISBN-10: 160994822X
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication Date: May 20th, 2013
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: BK Business (Paperback)