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Stewardship, 2nd Edition by Peter Block

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Choosing Empowerment

The decision to pursue the principles and practice of stewardship is an issue of business strategy, but at its core, it is first a matter of choice. Managers can create the social architecture and practices to support partnership and empowerment, but individuals have to make the decision to reclaim their own sovereignty, and this is no small matter.

Survival in Our Own Hands

For each of us as individuals, empowerment means placing ourselves in the position of being creators of the organization to which we belong. Empowerment is embodied in the act of standing on our own ground, discovering our own voice, making our own choices. Regardless of the level of power and privilege we hold. It stems from our choosing the mind-set ...

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