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Stewardship, 2nd Edition by Peter Block

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Patriarchy Re-creating Itself

Without an understanding of how the methods of change we choose can undermine our intentions, partnership and stewardship will occur as mere isolated, short-term events. To see more clearly how popular strategies of improvement so frequently reinforce patriarchy, here is an inventory of actions that typically feed rather than confront our belief in consistency and control. It illustrates how, time and again, patriarchy interferes with its own healing.

Top Creates Vision

Since the mid-1980s, every top management team has created its vision statement and worked hard on communicating it.

We have bought the notion that vision must come from the top. What this means in practical terms is that a consultant or staff person ...

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