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"This book of essays is full of rampant idealism. Itsauthorseducators, think-tankers, corporate executives,consultants, book authors, nonprofit association executives, and aGerman politicianshare a desire to better the world through theirideas and actions. Many qualify as do-gooders in the best sense ofthe phrase."Christian Science MonitorThis third volume from the acclaimed Drucker Foundation FutureSeries focuses on the basis of society itselfthe community.Featuring the examples of successful communities from New York Cityto Hawaii, The Community of the Future presents insights from PeterF. Drucker, Stephen R. Covey, Arun Gandhi, Elie Wiesel, James L.Barksdale, and many others. Their powerful essays explore what ourcommunities will look like tomorrowhow we will live, work,communicate, educate our children, and govern ourselves.This collection shows readers:* How to recognize and anticipate the trends that transformsociety* The impact of new communications technology, including global andvirtual communications* How to create organizational communities and communities in theworkplace* How to envision and shape communities that will build values andembrace humanityFrom businesses, to communities of faith, to schools, tocyberspacethe gamut of human communities is explored by theworld's foremost thinkers.
|Series:||J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation Series , #12|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.84(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Civilizing the City Peter DruckerPart I: Trends Shaping the Evolution of Community1. The Paradox and Promise of Community Margaret J. Wheatley, MyronKellner-Rogers2. Economic Community and Social Investment Lester C. Thurow3. The Future-Capability of Society Rita Sussmuth4. How Boomers, Churches, and Entrepreneurs Can Transform SocietyBob BufordPart II: The Values of Community5. The Ideal Community Stephen R. Covey6. Wisdom as Capital in Prosperous Communities Claire L.Gaudiani7. Diversity in Community R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.8. Lessons from Sevagram Ashram Arun GandhiPart III: The Impact of New Communications Technology9. Communications Technology in Dynamic Organizational CommunitiesJames L. Barksdale10. Global Communications and Communities of Choice MarshallGoldsmith11. Virtual Communities Howard RheingoldPart IV: Creating Communities in Organizations12. Building Community in the Workplace Gifford Pinchot13. Managing for Results in the Community of the Future James L.Heskett14. Six Practices for Creating Communities of Value, Not ProximityDave Ulrich15. Opportunities in the Global Economy Maria Livanos CattauiPart V: Strengthening the Social Fabric16. The Dream That Lies Before Us Frances Hesselbein17. High-Tech Inner-City Community Development Noel M. Tichy,Andrew R. McGill, Lynda St. Clair18. Twenty-First-Century Leadership in the African AmericanCommunity Bobby William Austin, Andrew J. Young19. Gaining Equal Access to Economic Power Hugh B. Price20. The New American Identity Raul Yzaguirre21. Five Building Blocks for Successful Communities Suzanne W.MorsePart VI: Global Dimensions of Community22. Our Children Are the Community of the Future Richard F.Schubert, Rick R. Little23. Community in the Third and Fourth Worlds InongeMbikusita-Lewanika24. Anticipating the Community of the Future Jaime A. Zobel deAyala IIAfterword Elie Wiesel