The Art of Community

Seven Principles for Belonging

Seven ancient principles to create robust, thriving, positive communities.

By Charles H. Vogl Read by Tom Dheere Cultural / Nonfiction / Social Science English, Unabridged 3h 59m Sell Sheet
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3 Audio CDs September 12, 2016 $49.99 $39.99 9781520046235 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs September 12, 2016 $29.99 $19.99 9781520046242 Add to Cart
							While community can't be forced, it can be actively encouraged and nurtured. Vogl lays out seven time-tested principles that every leader can apply to grow enduring, effective, and supportive communities. The principles are distilled from 3,000 years of spiritual traditions, but Vogl has secularized and universalized them so they can enrich a wide array of communities—formal or informal, physical or virtual, and centered on any shared interest. Vogl describes each principle's purpose and provides extensive hands-on tools for creatively adapting them to the style, needs, and inclinations of your particular group. He also helps leaders ensure that their communities remain healthy and life affirming. This is a guide to bringing friendship, connection, and support to where there had been loneliness, separation, and isolation.

"The Art of Community is a powerful, practical, and modern articulation of, and advancement on, timeless wisdom. Emerging or veteran leaders who integrate these principles will build communities that are more resilient, passionate, and harmonious in the face of adversity and uncertainty. Flip to any page to find insight and inspiration." - Alan Price, Founding Director, Global Leadership Initiative

"A useful field guide to create durable and profound connections...An important undertaking, as isolation and loneliness are a root cause of the breakdowns all around us, including extreme violence." - Peter Block, author of Community and Flawless Consulting