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    DescriptionWar 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 towards 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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    Power and Love
    A Theory and Practice of Social Change
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Kahane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781605093048
    ISBN 10: 1605093041

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    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
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    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    DC22: 303.484
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
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    BISAC V2.8: POL034000
    LC classification: HM1256 .K34 2010
    Thema V1.0: GTU, JBF
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    Publication date
    04 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco
    Author Information
    Adam Kahane is a partner in Generon Reos LLC, an international consulting and capacity-building firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Generon Reos is a member together with colleagues in Johannesburg, London, and Sao Paulo of REOS Partners, a global partnership that supports innovation in complex social systems. Adam is a designer and facilitator of processes and has worked in more than fifty countries, in every part of the world, with executives and politicians, generals and guerillas, civil servants and trade unionists, community activists and United Nations officials, clergy and artists. Adam is a native Canadian born in Montreal.
    Table of contents
    Foreword Introduction: Beyond War and Peace The Two Sides of Power The Two Sides of Love The Dilemma of Power and Love Falling Stumbling Walking Conclusion: To Lead Means to Step Forward