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  • The Stewardship Alternative to Leadership

    The Stewardship Alternative to Leadership

    By Peter Block Stewardship asks us to be deeply accountable for the outcomes of groups, institutions and communities without acting to define purpose for others or control them. It requires us to systematically move choice...

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  • The Underbelly of Leadership

    The Underbelly of Leadership

    By Peter Block The strength of the leadership idea is its expression of initiative and accountability. The risk is its baggage of dominance and self-centeredness.  The underbelly of leadership is that it does not leave...

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  • The Leadership Question

    The Leadership Question

    We constantly struggle with the question why we have such difficulty implementing what we know about stewardship practices. Often we think what is needed is better leadership. Perhaps not. Though there is great appeal to...

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  • Training is Not the Answer

    Training is Not the Answer

    We know that organizational change is a learning process, so what could make more sense in the organization’s move toward stewardship than training? It is so tempting to provide everyone a common learning experience. To...

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  • Stewardship and Business Perspective

    Stewardship and Business Perspective

    There was a time the church and the military set the tone for the society. In other times, it was the government and concern for the social good. Not so now...

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  • RE-ENVISIONING VISION AND OWNERSHIP

    RE-ENVISIONING VISION AND OWNERSHIP

    Peter discusses how organizational vision statements effect a company's business. An effective vision controls the product and employees in a manner that negatively effects culture....

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  • THE RISK IN CHANGING THE PAY SYSTEM: THE PHONE CENTERS

    THE RISK IN CHANGING THE PAY SYSTEM: THE PHONE CENTERS

    Peter has been writing about pay systems that are incongruent with creating a stewardship-guided organization in the last several issues. In this piece, he points out how easily managers can undermine their intent to revise......

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  • COSMETIC REFORM: WHEN THE DISEASE BECOMES THE CURE

    COSMETIC REFORM: WHEN THE DISEASE BECOMES THE CURE

    Peter suggests that many efforts originally put into place for change will inevitably recreate the same notions that caused the actual need for adjustment. ...

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