The Drucker Foundation: The Community of the Future

The Drucker Foundation: The Community of the Future


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The Drucker Foundation: The Community of the Future by Frances Hesselbein

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

This third volume from the acclaimed Drucker Foundation FutureSeries focuses on the basis of society itself—the 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 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 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 humanity

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

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: 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 Drucker
Part I: Trends Shaping the Evolution of Community
1. The Paradox and Promise of Community Margaret J. Wheatley, MyronKellner-Rogers
2. Economic Community and Social Investment Lester C. Thurow
3. The Future-Capability of Society Rita Sussmuth
4. How Boomers, Churches, and Entrepreneurs Can Transform SocietyBob Buford
Part II: The Values of Community
5. The Ideal Community Stephen R. Covey
6. Wisdom as Capital in Prosperous Communities Claire L.Gaudiani
7. Diversity in Community R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.
8. Lessons from Sevagram Ashram Arun Gandhi
Part III: The Impact of New Communications Technology
9. Communications Technology in Dynamic Organizational CommunitiesJames L. Barksdale
10. Global Communications and Communities of Choice MarshallGoldsmith
11. Virtual Communities Howard Rheingold
Part IV: Creating Communities in Organizations
12. Building Community in the Workplace Gifford Pinchot
13. Managing for Results in the Community of the Future James L.Heskett
14. Six Practices for Creating Communities of Value, Not ProximityDave Ulrich
15. Opportunities in the Global Economy Maria Livanos Cattaui
Part V: Strengthening the Social Fabric
16. The Dream That Lies Before Us Frances Hesselbein
17. High-Tech Inner-City Community Development Noel M. Tichy,Andrew R. McGill, Lynda St. Clair
18. Twenty-First-Century Leadership in the African AmericanCommunity Bobby William Austin, Andrew J. Young
19. Gaining Equal Access to Economic Power Hugh B. Price
20. The New American Identity Raul Yzaguirre
21. Five Building Blocks for Successful Communities Suzanne W.Morse
Part VI: Global Dimensions of Community
22. Our Children Are the Community of the Future Richard F.Schubert, Rick R. Little
23. Community in the Third and Fourth Worlds InongeMbikusita-Lewanika
24. Anticipating the Community of the Future Jaime A. Zobel deAyala II
Afterword Elie Wiesel

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