Authenticity, vulnerability and compassion are big topics these days.
This book is not only visionary but offers hands-on practical advice for creating local Transition groups. It begins with a clear analysis of both climate change and peak oil, explaining why the two issues need to be discussed together. The book then shares the experiences of the towns that first started the movement.
The Transition Handbook is extremely hopeful with a clear vision of a future that is more localized, resilient, re-skilled and equitable. In short, the perfect read for a burnt-out environmentalist or someone seeking what has so far been a missing link between individual actions and political cage-rattling.
The reader should know that Victoria is one of many local places that has a Transition Initiative. Jim Collins describes six core principles that distinguished great from just good companies. These principles, elaborated on in a companion paper on the social sector, highlight the dominant role discipline plays in super effective organizations: Like Collins, I reject the idea that the path to for an activist organization is to simply be more like a business, but I found Collins insights into leadership,selecting employees, strategic planning, priority setting and focus very helpful.
If we as British Columbians, Canadians, and citizens of the world are going to take back power and transform our economy and environment to stave off the worst of the growing climate crisis, we are going to figure out how to move from good to great quickly.
This book offers insights that will be helpful to anyone serious about changing the world. The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block Review by Charles Campbell, Communications Director For Peter Block, transformational change comes about when a community is able to move from isolation and self-interest to a concern for the whole.
This happens when we collectively shift our focus from problems to possibilities and value our and others gifts. The small group is the unit of transformation and the relationships we create are all important. This book brings together the insights of a number of different thinkers and packages them as a practical guide to creating a community process that helps us create a future distinct from the past.
Most recently, about the ability of the internet to change the way human beings organise, and how this affects the accepted status quo in his book, Here Comes Everybody.
Never before has it been possible to communicate with hundreds or thousands or millions of people at little to no cost, in real time and with no regard for geography.
How did you organize a group people prior to email and Facebook? Group coordination has never been so easy. Goodbye business as usual, hello new forms of collective action.
If you have any thought on these books or want to suggest a few of your own please add a comment.Final Paper In his book, Community: The Structure of Belonging, Peter Block highlights an alternative future, a Transformed Community, which prospers on the sense of belonging it provides to all of its citizens.
This Transformed Community is juxtaposed by the Stuck Community in which we liv. Louis Kriesberg and Bruce W. Dayton examine the many factors that cause social conflicts to move more or less constructively through a series of stages: emergence, escalation, de-escalation, becoming transformed and settled, and often emerging again in new vetconnexx.comcturer: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Community: The Structure of Belonging. By Peter Block Berrett-Koehler Publishers, See more reviews. Noted anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Two years ago, Belonging Community began. As poet Dionne Brand has said, this is a city that is in the middle of “becoming,” and my hope was to think about Toronto from the level of a city block.
The digital revolution has transformed the world of media, upending centuries-old companies and business models.
Now, it is restructuring every business, every job, and every sector of society. Community; The Structure of Belonging By: Peter Block Peter Block.
The most recent TDSB census of parents and students shows improvements where the school board has influence, such as including students’ experience, welcoming parents into schools, or creating an environment where students feel safe.