Vision in Action: Working with Soul & Spirit in Small Organizations
How can we foster the development of initiatives? How can enterprises such as community projects, schools, farms, and businesses be well founded? How can we work as equals, sharing responsibilities, encouraging one another in our development, and offering a high-quality product or service?
Vision in Action is a workbook for those involved in social creation in collaborative actions that can influence the social environment in which we live and where our ideas and actions can matter.
This is a user-friendly, hands-on guide for developing healthy small organizations ones with soul and spirit.
"A well-written exposition of organizational development and the problems that groups tend to encounter as they progress. I highly recommend it to anyone in the field." Caroline Estes, cofounder of Alpha Farm and master facilitator
"This well thought-out book breathes life into the worn-out concept of vision. One finds in it an enlivening imagination of how to develop new initiatives. Like all worthwhile advice, it is based on hard-won life experience. Work with this book and you will find heal help in developing small organizations." Robert Michael Burnside, Director, Organizational Development Products, Center for Creative Leadership
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Page 8 - WH Murray: Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen...