Power and Love
A Theory and Practice of Social Change
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Paperback, Large Print (8/18/2011)
For the last twenty years Adam Kahane of Reos Partners and the University of Oxford has worked around the world on many tough and vital challenges: food security, health care, economic development, judicial reform, peacemaking, climate change. In this extraordinary book he draws on this experience to delve deeply into the dual natures of both power and love, exploring their subtle and intricate interplay. With disarming honesty Kahane relates how, through trial and error, he has learned to balance them and offers practical guidance for how others can learn that balance as well.
Praise For Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change…
Art Kleiner, Editor in Chief, strategy+business, and author of The Age of Heretics
“In this rare and valuable book Kahane unfolds a simple and penetrating insight: that power and love are two axes that delineate our individual and collective journeys. Either we master the balance of power and love, or we will fail in our efforts to realize deep and lasting change.”
—Peter Senge, Founding Chair, Society for Organizational Learning; Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and author of The Fifth Discipline
“This exceptionally brave book pierces to the heart of how we must act in the world we so want to change. Kahane’s willingness to look honestly at his experiences—working on the world’s most difficult issues and in its most difficult places—is a model of courageous inquiry.”
—Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781605093048, 192pp.
Publication Date: December 26, 2009