Stewardship : Choosing Service Over Self-Interest

by Peter Block

Paper Book, 1993



Call number

IBMC Library - HD 31 B54 1993


San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers


1881052281 / 9781881052289


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.

Local notes

Part I. Trading your kingdom for a horse
Replacing Leadership with stewardship
Choosing partnership over patriarchy
Choosing adventure over safety
Choosing service over self-interest
Part II. The redistribution of power, purpose, and wealth
A case study: Sometime later in the week
Defining the stewardship contract
Upsetting expectations: The emotional work
Redesigning management practices
Rethinking the role of staff functions
Financial practices: creating accountability with self-control
Human resources: Ending the practice of paternalism
Compensation and performance evaluation: Overturning the class system
Part III. The triumph of hope over experience
Cosmetic reform: When the disease becomes the cure
A case study continued: The answer to the power company story , "Sometime later in the week"
Cynics, victims, and bystanders
Choosing freedom, service, and adventure.
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