Creative alternatives to society's dependence on quick-fix solutions.
How can we build a better world for our families, our businesses, our institutions, society and ourselves? Gentle Action provides clear answers: rather then treating situations as external to ourselves, the keys to the issues we face today demand solutions from within. F. David Peat’s latest book shows we can exercise more effective, creative and non-invasive action in everything from the local to the international level.
- Shaking hands to transform a community
- Reaching beyond the clockwork world
- The amazing power of butterfly effects
- Facing complexity and using the strength of feedback
- Creating flexible responses
- How creative suspension spells organizational creativity
- The importance of trust
- Gentle Action in action
The book is packed with examples of ways in which individuals and groups have totally transformed economies, societies and situations though gentle and creative actions. It also highlights those far-too-many cases in which well meaning attempts to help or to provide aid have gone disastrously wrong; wrong because the organizations involved were over rigid, failed to understand the complexities involved and operated from “outside the system”.
Each chapter concludes with a series of questions and challenges for the reader, leading to ways in which creative change can be brought both to individuals and groups. The book will be an invaluable resource for everyone from CEOs, policy makers, community leaders, opinion makers, aid organizations, business groups, consultants and politicians to teachers and parents as well as those who would like to make a positive impact on the world and society around them.
Community leaders, business people, aid organizations, people working in government, business consultants, life coaches, families and all those interested in creating a better life.