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Stewardship, 2nd Edition by Peter Block

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SIXTEENStewardshipfor the Common Good

 

WE ARE LIVING in a time when the interdependence of commerce with the earth, our health, and our care for the people on the margin is becoming unmistakably obvious. When we speak of a shrinking world, we are referring to these interconnections. The private and public sectors are the palm and back of the same hand. This means that the private sector, in order to maintain its license to operate, will be under growing pressure to more powerfully serve the public good. Taken seriously, this will constitute a shift in purpose and function.

 

THERE IS MORE at stake in choosing stewardship than the rethinking and redesign of organizational life. The core elements of stewardship, like the right use of power, putting ...

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