Entries for December 2007

my first 2008 trip to Cleveland

I'll be in Cleveland Jan 7-15, 2008. Places you might find me:

* at the Peter B. Lewis building on the Case campus, for work
* at Sergio's or That Place on Bellflower
* at Phoenix on Lee for tea on my birthday
* at the UUSC on Saturday night for Joe Jencks concert
* at a doctoral student's final qualifying meeting
* headed back to the airport after lunch on the 15th

BookSense review of the Handbook of Transformative Cooperation

I was notified last week that our handbook had been reviewed by BookSense:

"By now we know top-down change is not always good change, nor is it even more than temporarily efficient. The editors (all organizational behavior, Case Western Reserve U.) and their contributors, primarily US academics, argue for "transformative cooperation" (TC), which they define as a systematic and compassionate method of partnering with like-minded individuals and organizations to produce sustainable alternatives and promote a higher stage of moral development; in the real world this translates to businesses working with governments and non-profits on global concerns. Their topics here include the reasons for using TC in creating a more inclusive capitalism, the transformational nature of compassion at work, ego and identity as barriers to TC, creating TC through positive emotions, applying TC to leadership, designing transformative learning, including researching elementary and high schools for management education, and TC as a generative possibility. Includes case studies and avenues for further inquiry. (Annotation ©2007 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)"

transformative cooperation

I just received the first sales statement for the Handbook of Transformative Cooperation. As of August 31, 2007, Stanford University Press has recorded 242 copies sold (11 foreign, 52, direct mail, and 179 domestic.)

It's interesting, being first editor of a book.

If you'd like to buy a copy for yourself, here's the link via Stanford University Press: Handbook of Transformative Cooperation