Book Recommendation: The Empowered Manager

I haven’t finished a book this week that I want to recommend, so I went back to some older titles—this one from 1987.  I enjoy reading the “classics” like “The Empowered Manager” by Peter Block.  Reading these books allows me to think about which strategies have survived, and therefore are probably the ones that practitioners have found to be the most useful.  On the other hand, sometimes those that were useful in the 1980’s are no longer useful today, but the ideas or thoughts have become the standard practice or legendary. By reading the older literature its often possible to see where our own opinions or way of doing things came from; to remind us that at one time our way of thinking was once a new idea too. This reflective activity is an opportunity to ask ourselves if we want to keep, toss or modify our way of thinking.