Empowerment in Organizations, by Cornelis PieterseRudolf Steiner College Press
"Constructive suggestions for the tricky business of working with colleagues.Empowerment in Organizations is a seminal work about organizational transformation and redefined leadership roles. Veteran facilitator Cornelis Pieterse provided an insightful description of developmental phases in organizations, as well as a clear road map to alternative management practices. It is an articulate academic proposal, supported by the author's many years of experience in practice as well as theory. His lively writing style simplifies the subject of governance in nonprofit organization by breaking it down into digestible components, facilitating an easy read."
--Kerry Drohan, Metropolitan Editor, The Boston Globe
"Cornelis Pieterse's clear descriptions of the mandate process can serve organizations suffering from becoming stuck in a particular phase. If I had read this book twenty-five years ago, how much more productive and satisfied I would have been in my organizational experiences. This is a highly readable and helpful guide that can be especially useful in schools and other organizations. Strongly recommended."
--Betty Staley, Waldorf High School Teacher Training Director, Rudolf Steiner College
"If the social art is the highest art form, as suggested by Rudolf Steiner, then Empowerment in Organizations is a clarion call to organizational learning and the practical applications of the social art in community. It offers us the tools to meet in new ways, to work in horizontal organizational structures. Here lies the future!"
--Elaine Mackee, High School Faculty Chair, Vancouver Waldorf School
Cornelis Pieterse, senior partner and owner of Lemnis Associates in Wilton, New Hampshire, is a consultant who works with Waldorf schools, small businesses, civic organizations and corporations.