The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Sep 12, 2016 - Social Science - 216 pages
Create a Culture of Belonging!

Strong cultures help people support one another, share their passions, and achieve big goals. And such cultures of belonging aren't just happy accidents - they can be purposefully cultivated, whether they're in a company, a faith institution or among friends and enthusiasts. Drawing on 3,000 years of history and his personal experience, Charles Vogl lays out seven time-tested principles for growing enduring, effective and connected communities. He provides hands-on tools for creatively adapting these principles to any group—formal or informal, mission driven or social, physical or virtual. This book is a guide for leaders seeking to build a vibrant, living culture that will enrich lives.

Winner of the Nautilus Silver Book Award in the Business and Leadership Category.

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Understanding Community
The Seven Principles
The Initiation Principle
The Temple Principle
The Symbols Principle
Distinguishing Religion and Avoiding Cult
Endings and Beginnings

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About the author (2016)

Charles H. Vogl has been working to build communities since his days as a Peace Corps volunteer. He now works with leaders in technology, finance, media, government, and social change organizations to help them create a meaningful difference. He is also a founding producer at Broken English Productions, creating works that have won several international awards.