Stewardship: choosing service over self-interest

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9fe4dd07-7e2f-186d-7ee3-a68ce92401a6
Grouping Title stewardship choosing service over self interest
Grouping Author block peter
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-12-09 22:44:36PM
Last Indexed 2019-12-09 23:50:21PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Block, Peter.
author_display Block, Peter
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog East - Adult Non-Fiction
Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction

The classic first edition of this book argued that organizations that place service above self-interest and practice a far-reaching redistribution of power, privilege, and wealth stewardship will succeed far beyond those with a narrower, more selfish focus. As a successful managing strategy for corporate, governmental, and nonprofit organizations, "stewardship" is, fundamentally, the spirit of partnership and service. Organizations that absorb the principles of stewardship will offer equity and partnership at all levels for its employees, and managers who identify themselves as "stewards" will hold themselves accountable to all those over whom they exercise power.

In this revised and updated edition, Block explores what has and has not changed in organizations and in the world in the twenty years since the first edition was published. He argues that the concept of stewardship is more relevant and necessary than ever, and shows how the idea of stewardship can and must be expanded out from organizations into our communities, societies, and nations. Peter Block is one of our most provocative and original thinkers. Here, he extends the scope of his insights to help us create not just productive and humane workplaces but vibrant communities, an engaged democracy, and a healthy planet.

format_catalog Book
format_category_catalog Audio Books
id 9fe4dd07-7e2f-186d-7ee3-a68ce92401a6
isbn 160994822
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000413817 35192044154593 Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction 658 B6518s 1 false false Checked Out HM
ils:CARL0000413817 35192044154601 East - Adult Non-Fiction 658 B6518s 1 false false Checked Out EA
overdrive:3be94a82-ac35-4f0a-b3b6-a2052b2ffe2e -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
last_indexed 2019-12-10T05:50:21.32Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 658 B6518s
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog East
Hermitage Kids
primary_isbn 9781609948221
publishDate 2013
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000413817 Book Books Second edition. English Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2013] 274 pages ; 24 cm.
overdrive:3be94a82-ac35-4f0a-b3b6-a2052b2ffe2e eAudiobook Audio Books English Blackstone Publishing 2013
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000413817 35192044154593 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000413817 35192044154601 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:3be94a82-ac35-4f0a-b3b6-a2052b2ffe2e -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Industrial management
Industries -- Social aspects
title_display Stewardship : choosing service over self-interest
title_full Stewardship : choosing service over self-interest / Peter Block
Stewardship Choosing Service over Self-Interest
title_short Stewardship :
title_sub choosing service over self-interest
topic_facet Business
Industrial management
Social aspects