Transforming Community

“Community transformation calls for citizenship that shifts the context from a place of fear and fault, law and oversight, corporation and “systems,” and preoccupation with leadership to one of gifts, generosity, and abundance; social fabric and chosen accountability; and associational life and the engagement of citizens.  These shifts occur as citizens face each other in conversations of ownership and possibility.  To be more specific, leaders are held to three tasks:  to shift the context within which people gather, name the debate through powerful questions, and listen rather than advocate, defend, or provide answers.”

Peter Block. Community:  The Structure of Belonging (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008, 2009) 73.

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