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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (55 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Kahane Narrator: Kevin Pierce Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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War is no way to resolve our most problematic group, community, and societal issues, but neither is a peace that simply sweeps our problems under the rug. To create lasting change, we have to learn to work fluidly with two distinct, fundamental drives that are in tension: power - the single-minded desire to achieve one's solitary purpose - and love - the drive toward unity.... They are seemingly contradictory but in fact complimentary. As Martin Luther King put it, Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.

Using revealing stories from complex situations he has been involved in all over the world - the Middle East, South Africa, Europe, India, Guatemala, the Philippines, Australia, Canada, and the United States - Kahane reveals how to dynamically balance these two forces. Just as when we are toddlers we learn to shift from one foot to the other to move ourselves forward, so we can learn to shift back and forth between power and love in order to move society forward.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joe Reed | 9/13/2013

    " Another brilliant work that helps us think holistically about community development work. Pastors and Non Profit workers alike should work through this piece closely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark Haines | 8/13/2013

    " Good concept, definitely observed in my career supporting social and environmental change in BC, but in the end, there wasn't enough substance to make his concepts practicable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian Joyner | 6/8/2013

    " An interesting tool for understanding how to balance relationships in the process of engagement. Useful insights from a experienced hand in capacity building for organizations and NGOs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bruno Andreoni | 5/17/2013

    " Lets talk about development by people that balance love and power to do it. "

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