Stewardship Choosing Service over Self-Interest

ISBN-10: 160994822X

ISBN-13: 9781609948221

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Peter Block, Steven Piersanti

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary in print, this is the first new edition of a classic bestseller - one of the most provocative and influential books ever written on leadership, business, and organization design.
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List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

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.

Introduction to the Second Edition: What Has Changed?
It's a Digital World
What Is Good for Business Is Good for the World
Side Effects
Goods We Can Build Upon
Trading Your Kingdom for a Horse
Replacing Leadership with Stewardship
Something More Is Required
The Essence of Stewardship
Choosing Partners
Choosing Empowerment
Choosing Service
We Don't Act on What We Know
The Leadership Question
The Underbelly of Leadership
The Stewardship Answer
Three Organizational Challenges
Choosing Partnership over Patriarchy
Creating Order
Distributing Ownership and Responsibility
Partnership as the Alternative
Balancing Power
Four Requirements of Partnership
Choosing Adventure over Safety
The Wish for Safety
Entitlement Is Empowerment Run Aground
Choosing Empowerment
Stewardship Begins at Home
Choosing Service over Self-Interest
A Model of Stewardship
Teaching Revolution to the Ruling Class
The Realm of Management
Rank without Privilege
Connecting the Heart and the Wallet
The Point
The Redistribution of Power, Purpose, and Wealth
A Case Study Sometime Later in the Week
The Need
The Players
The Squeeze
The Crisis
The Test
Possible Solutions
Defining the Stewardship Contract
Principles for the Practice
The Stewardship Contract
Life in the Balance
Upsetting Expectations: The Emotional Work of Stewardship
The Trail Is Inside Out
Facing the Wish for Dependency and Dominance
Freedom's Just Another Word for Escape from Freedom
Unstated Emotional Wants: Breaking the Pattern
Just Say No
I Want My Mentor
Redesigning Management Practices and Structures
Full Disclosure
Management Practices
Changing Basic Architecture
Boss as Banker and Broker
Rethinking the Role of Staff Functions
In the Service of Top Management
Police and Conscience to the Line
Mandated Supplier
Mandated Services
Offering Choice and Building Capability
Service Guarantee
Financial Practices: Creating Accountability with Self-Control
Money Is about Control
The Money Is the Message
Building Widespread Financial Stewardship
Living within the Law
Human Resources: Ending the Practice of Paternalism
Institutional Caretaker
A New Purpose and Role
The Structure of Human Resources
Human Resource Practices That Support Stewardship
Compensation and Performance Evaluation Overturning the Class System
The Divine Right of Kings
Pay Reinforces Class Distinctions
Performance Not for Sale
Rank Individualism
Confusing Boss Evaluations with Performance
Pay for Empire
Reward Systems That Support Stewardship
The End of Caretaking
The Triumph of Hope over Experience
Cosmetic Reform: When the Disease Becomes the Cure
Nothing Is Next
The Open Office
Patriarchy Re-creating Itself
Re-creating Our Organization through Stewardship
Stewardship Strategy for Political Reform
Steps toward Political Reform
A Case Study Continued: The Answer to the Power Company Story, "Sometime Later in the Week"
Cynics, victims and Bystanders
The Power of the Cynic
Rescuing the Victim
Facts Won't Help
Treating Caution as a Choice
The Answer to "How?"
"How?" Is a Defense
Stewardship for the Common Good
The Business Perspective
The Point
Designed Learning
The Author
The Artist
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