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Table of Contents for On Creating A Community

CHAPTER  1  NOURISHING 

NOURISHING THE COMMUNITY    1
EFFECTIVENESS      2
  A Printing Company    3
  A Community Workshop for Professionals   5
  A Personal Growth Community   11
  High Trust      14
  Whom Do You Trust?    16
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    19
NOURISHING THE ORGANIZATION   20
ORGANIC GARDENING, 
  MOTHER NATURE AND COMMUNITY   22
SOVEREIGNTY AND WORLD PEACE   22
VULNERABILITY AND TRUST    24
NATURAL HYGIENE     26
NOURISHING THE PERSON 
  AND THE ORGANIZATION   27

CHAPTER  2  TRUST LEVEL THEORY

TRUST AND FEAR      31
TRUST LEVEL THEORY: 
  The Seven Secrets of Community Building  32
TRUST LEVEL THEORY (Table 1)    33
A PRACTICAL APPROACH     36

CHAPTER  3  DYNAMICS  OF COMMUNITY

Dynamics of Community Formation  39
  ACCEPTANCE AND Membership  40
  DECISION MAKING    42
  PRODUCTIVITY     44
  ORGANIZATION AND CONTROL  46
 SIMPLICITY AND ORGANIZATION   48
COMMUNITY IS EVERYWHERE    49
  Earliest Community Experiences   49
  Church Community     50
  Community in Crisis    52
  Community Is  Everywhere    54
  Community at Play     54
  Community at Work    55
  Intentional Community    56
  Intentional Non-Residential Community  56
  Intentional Residential Community  57
  Intentional Matrimony: Family Life  58

CHAPTER  4  LEARNING AND CREATING

LEARNING HOW TO CREATE COMMUNITY  61
STAGES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT  62

  FORMATION      63
  EUPHORIA      63
  MAINTENANCE     64
  TRANSFORMATION    65

CHAPTER  5  DEFENSE

COMMUNITY DEFENSE MECHANISMS   67
               Denial       68
  Repression      68
  Inhibition      69

SECONDARY DEFENSE MECHANISMS   70
  Projection      70
  Reaction Formation     71
  Basic Assumption Phenomenon   72
  Displacement     72
  Rationalization     72
  Undoing      72
  Sublimation      72
  Compensation     73
  Regression      73
  Identification     74

SIGNS OF A HEALTHY COMMUNITY   75
TECHNIQUE AND GIMMICKS: Negative Effects  76
TRUST AND DEFENSE     79

CHAPTER  6  CREATING

CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT 
FOR THE HIGH TRUST COMMUNITY   81
 1.  Psychological Environment   81
 2.   Freedom of Space    82
 3.   Group Size     82
 4.  Sound System     82
 5.   Duration      83
 6.   Meals      83
 7.   Clothing      83
 8. Equipment     83
 9.   Collaboration     83
 10. Personalizing     83
 11. Early Registration    84

ORIENTATION NOTES TO HIGH TRUST 
  COMMUNITY PARTICIPANTS   84
  Our evolving mission    84
  Fear is the barrier     85
As Community Grows Many Things
Begin to Happen:      86
  Proactive      86
  Organic flow     86
  Trusting the person and the process   86
  Discovery and searching    86
  Collaboration—We trust our wholeness  86
  Celebrating each other    86
  Cosmic vision     86
  Emerging trusts and wants    87
  Ecology      89

CHANGE AND MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE  90

THE VACUUM LAW OF PRODUCTIVITY   91
  Doing nothing, responsibly    92
 

CHAPTER  7  APPLICATIONS 

APPLICATIONS OF HIGH TRUST    95
  A LARGE CHURCH     95
  A SMALL CHURCH     97
SUCCESS STORIES      99
  A MANAGEMENT PSYCHOLOGY CLASS 99
  A YMCA COMMUNITY PHENOMENON  102
  APPLICATIONS AND LEADERSHIP  103
  A  LOCAL  AHP  CHAPTER    104
COMMUNITY FIRST, CONTENT SECOND  105
  FORTUNE  500  MANAGERS   105
  AN ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT   107
  A  REGIONAL  AHP  CONFERENCE  110
  WORKING WITH THE MILITARY  112

CHAPTER  8  PRACTICAL STEPS

BEGINNING COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS  115
HIDDEN KEYS TO COMMUNITY MAKING  116
The Five “Hidden Keys”     117 
 1.   Working Alone     118
 2.   Working in Dyads    120
 3.   Small Group Experience    121
 4.   A total community activity   121
 5.    A full community meeting   122
 I mportant and critical procedures   123
ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT   124
  Change takes time     125
 CHANGING THE ORGANIZATION CULTURE  125
  Working with Organizations   127
  Remember, Community first   127
Two Examples      129
  The Military, O.D. and Crisis   129
  Crisis in Encinitas     132
Residential Community    135
  Living in community enhances trust  138
  Michael's transformation    138
  Sabotage, Projection and Group Tyranny   141
CHAPTER  9  THEORY CONSTRUCTION

THEORY  CONSTRUCTION    145
DOORWAYS TO COMMUNITY:
   BEING PERSONAL    147
STATIC VERSUS FLUID THEORY    149
FOCUS AND SIMPLICITY     151
MULTIDIMENSIONAL THEORY    152
IMMERSION AND INFUSION    153
CONSTRAINT REDUCTION    153

CHAPTER  10  OBSTACLES AND BARRIERS

OBSTACLES AND BARRIERS    155
BARRIERS AND OBSTACLES    156
BARRIERS TO  COMMUNITY PROGRESS   157
COMMON  OBSTACLES     159
  Premature acceptance of solutions   159
  Individual neuroses     159
  Leadership behavior     160
  Being absent      160
  Avoidance of conflict    160
  Silent members     160
  Members who monopolize time   161
  Forms of resistance     161
  Defensive posturing     161
  Catharsis      161
  Amateur psychology     161
  Teaching theory     162
  Scapegoating     162
  Dependency bids     162
  Transference     162
  Rugged Individualism    163
  Pairing      163
  Small In-groups     163
  Consensus      164
MAJOR  OBSTACLES TO COMMUNITY   165
  Waiting and Sabotage: the Deadly Duo  165
  Sabotage: Conscious and Unconscious  166

CHAPTER  11  PATHWAYS

PATHWAYS TO COMMUNITY    169
  Being personal     169
  Communicating     169
  Self-determination     170
  Joining      170
An Elementary School Community  170
LEADERSHIP REVISITED     174
AN EMERGENT COMMUNITY     175
 THE COMMUNITY HAYLOFT    175
 THE FIRST COMMUNITY MEETING   178
 PUZZLED LEADERSHIP     179
 THE NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING: 
     REALITY!   179

CHAPTER  12  LEADERSHIP

LEADER BEHAVIORS THAT BLOCK
  COMMUNITY GROWTH    183
UNIVERSITY CAMPUS COMMUNITY   184
  THE POINT OF NO RETURN   185
  NEW LEARNING FOR ALL   185
UNPRODUCTIVE LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS  187
  Facilitating      187
  Doing guided imagery    187
  Interpreting      187
  Analyzing and diagnosis    188
  Lecturing      188
  Teaching      188
  Private and secret meetings    188
  Technique      188
  Personal neurotic problems    188
  Personal ego needs     189
LESSONS from EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY  189
  Other Unhelpful  Leader Behaviors   190
THEORY AND LEADERSHIP    191

CHAPTER  13  TRUST AND TRANSFORMATION

TRUST AND TRANSFORMATION   193
COMMUNICATION IS CRITICAL    195
LEADERSHIP TRAINING COMMUNITY   196
COMMUNITY IN RUSSIA: Hands across the Sea  198

CHAPTER  14  A PROCESS

THE PROCESS OF COMMUNITY BUILDING  201
  A PROCESS      202
  THE BEGINNING     202
  THE VACUUM AND THE VOID   203
  THE PRIME DIRECTIVE    204
  THE FINAL STAGES OF COMMUNITY  204
SECRETS OF COMMUNITY BUILDING   206
THE ANGELS OF COMMUNITY    206
  SPACE      207
                   TIME      207
  COMMITMENT     207
LEARN TO SAY "YES"     207
TRUST, FEAR AND CONTROL    208

CHAPTER  15  LEADERSHIP  DEVELOPMENT

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS  213
CURRENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS   215
AN INVITATION TO COMMUNITY   216
HOW TO BEGIN      217
HIGH TRUST CONSULTING    219

CHAPTER  16  TOUGH TRUST   221

POSTSCRIPT (The TLC?95 Experiment)   229
APPENDIX A (Community Organizations)   231
APPENDIX B (Research on Trust and Community)  235
BIBLIOGRAPHY (Readings on Trust and Community) 239
RESOURCES  (Community and Related Topics)  243
INDEX       257
BOOK ORDERING INFORMATION   265
MAILING LIST REQUEST FORM    266

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