The Drucker Foundation: The Community of the Future

The Drucker Foundation: The Community of the Future

by Frances Hesselbein
     
 

"This book of essays is full of rampant idealism. Its authors—educators, think-tankers, corporate executives, consultants, book authors, nonprofit association executives, and a German politician—share a desire to better the world through their ideas and actions. Many qualify as do-gooders in the best sense of the phrase."
—Christian Science

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"This book of essays is full of rampant idealism. Its authors—educators, think-tankers, corporate executives, consultants, book authors, nonprofit association executives, and a German politician—share a desire to better the world through their ideas and actions. Many qualify as do-gooders in the best sense of the phrase."
—Christian Science Monitor

This third volume from the acclaimed Drucker Foundation Future Series focuses on the basis of society itself—the community. Featuring the examples of successful communities from New York City to Hawaii, The Community of the Future presents insights from Peter F. Drucker, Stephen R. Covey, Arun Gandhi, Elie Wiesel, James L. Barksdale, and many others. Their powerful essays explore what our communities will look like tomorrow—how we will live, work, communicate, educate our children, and govern ourselves.

This collection shows readers:

• How to recognize and anticipate the trends that transform society

• The impact of new communications technology, including global and virtual communications

• How to create organizational communities and communities in the workplace

• How to envision and shape communities that will build values and embrace humanity

From businesses, to communities of faith, to schools, to cyberspace—the gamut of human communities is explored by the world's foremost thinkers.

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From the Publisher
"This book of essays is full of rampant idealism. Its authors—educators, think-tankers, corporate executives, consultants, book authors, nonprofit association executives, and a German politician—share a desire to better the world through their ideas and actions. Many qualify as do-gooders in the best sense of the phrase." -Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787952044
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/07/2000
Series:
J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation Series, #12
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

FRANCES HESSELBEIN is chairman of the board of governors of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and editor in chief of its journal, Leader to Leader. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, in 1998. MARSHALL GOLDSMITH is a founding director of Keilty, Goldsmith and Company, one of America's key providers of customized leadership development. He is a cofounder of the Learning Network, an association of the world's top consultants. RICHARD BECKHARD is an organization development consultant, author of six books, and former professor at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. RICHARD F. SCHUBERT is the former chairman of the International Youth Foundation and founding president of the Points of Light Foundation.

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