Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-interest

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1993 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
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Block's widely awaited new book shows how the spirit of partnership and service can be made part of every business, government agency, and nonprofit institution. The author of The Empowered Manager unveils radical new models of stewardship for organizations and individuals within organizations.
 

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Block, author of The Empowered Manager (Jossey-Bass, 1987), which offers an individualistic approach to "empowerment,'' here explains this movement on a much broader scale, offering his original and ... Read full review

Contents

Trading Your Kingdom for a Horse
1
The Underbelly of Leadership
15
Balancing Power
28
Choosing Service over SelfInterest
41
Sometime Later in the Week
55
The Stewardship Contract
68
Everyone Is on the Bus
81
Management Practices
97
Creating Accountability
135
Institutional Caretaker
148
The End of Caretaking
181
Recreating Our Organization
203
The Answer to the Power Company
218
Cynics Victims and Bystanders
221
How? Is a Defense
234
The Artist
255

Rethinking the Role of Staff Functions
115
Service Guarantee
132

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About the author (1993)

He is a Fellow in Media Management at the University of Hertfordshire Business School, Global CBT production manager for Management Consultancy Service for PricewaterhouseCoopers and former Multimedia consultant to Shell International.

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