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The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups Paperback – November 15, 2011
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It's not easy to meld a sweeping vision with practical steps on how to implement it, but Starhawk has succeeded brilliantly in The Empowerment Manual. Filled with case histories, illustrative stories, and, most importantly, clearly written exercises for honing your collaborative skills, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in building community and truly empowering themselves and others. Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
Strong, sustained leadership at the grassroots is more essential by the minute, given the failure of political and corporate power-holders to stop trashing our world. True social change is a collaborative art. Here's a trove of tips, guidelines, deft strategies and open secrets, that will speed and ease our capacity to work together. It comes to us with Starhawk's signature blend of vast experience, wit, and love for life.
Joanna Macy, author, The Work that Reconnects and co-author, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess we're in Without Going Crazy
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Using the 4 Direction Mandala information has made me much more understanding of where the other people in the group are coming from and I can appreciate and use their strengths while filling in for their weaknesses.
A heartfelt thank you to Starhawk for sitting in a million hours of meetings so that I did not have to. Another thank you for figuring all of this out so that I didn't have to do it the hard way. Collaborative groups are the future, and I now have the tools to move forward into the future. David Zimmerman/Susan Jordan
I still have a lot to think about with this group but now I can use the concepts from the book to decide whether to discuss the issues i see with the group.
As someone who is part of a community that is trying to change the status quo on a small, local level, this title came to my attention in a timely way.
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How I love Starhawk. I'm so grateful for the gift of her leadership. Low ego, practical.Published 27 days ago by Jacqueline G. May
This is a beautifully written and educative book -excellent read for people organizing and fascilitating groups.Published 10 months ago by fluff
People are the most important asset in the organization. The author presents a clear model for the empowerment of the staff.Published 23 months ago by William L. Mince
This is an excellent resource. I've lived in an intentional community for 21 years. I thought I had a very solid grasp of collaborative group process and there wasn't much more... Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by Karen B. Stupski
I have worked in collaborative groups for over 20 years - I wish I had this manual years ago. The Empowerment Manual is easy to read and understand, great explanations and... Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The Empowerment Manual was lighter in content than expected, but contains many practical tips to guide for constructive collaborative groups.Published on July 3, 2013 by Kristiina Heikkilä