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Peter Block on Empowerment, Stewardship and Bringing Communities together one conversation at a time

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Mary will interview Peter Block, author, consultant and citizen of Cincinnati. His work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community. Peter started the concept of "A Small Group" and uses this model of engagement as a way to bring people, communities and corporations together to influence progress by changing the narrative of the community from problems to possibility. Peter is the author of several best selling books. The most widely known being Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used (1st edition 1980, 2nd edition 1999); Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest (1993) and The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work (1987). Peter is the recipient of the Organization Development Network's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004 he received their first place Members' Choice Award, which recognized Flawless Consulting as the most influential book for OD practitioners over the past 40 years In 2008 Community: The Structure of Belonging was published, and his latest book, The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods, co-authored with John McKnight, came out in May 2010.

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