Peter Block

In addition to The Abundant Community, co-authored with John McKnight, Peter Block is the author of Flawless Consulting, Community, Stewardship and The Answer to How Is Yes. He serves on the boards of Elementz, a hip hop center for urban youth; Cincinnati Public Radio; and LivePerson. With other volunteers, Peter began A Small Group, whose work is to create a new community narrative and to bring Peter's work on civic engagement into being. Peter's work is in the restoration of communities and creating systems that restore our humanity. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops he has designed to build the skills outlined in his books.
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Freeing Yourself from the Consumer Culture

In this wide-ranging interview Peter talks with Eric Zimmer, host and producer of The One You Feed, named one of the Best Health Podcasts of All Time by The Huffington Post. Peter discusses some of the big questions he is tackling lately,...

How Neighborhoods and Local Government Can Work Together to Make Both Stronger

About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their November 6, 2017 dialog they invited Pacific Community Solutions founder Ron Dwyer-Voss to...

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

CJ Liu's interview with Peter on her popular YouTube show "Fire It Up with CJ" was supposed to be about his book Flawless Consulting. Instead, in their intimate, touching, funny and profound conversation they light on topics ranging from personal...

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their September 12, 2017 dialog they invited YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder to share the stories...

How Community Animators Work Around the World

About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their July 25, 2017 dialog they invited Cormac Russell to share his experiences in...

How Community Action Shapes Health

About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their June 6, 2017 dialog they invited Deborah Puntenney to share her experiences in...

Old Age as an Asset

Conversation with Parker Palmer Parker is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He has reached millions worldwide as founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage &...

You Are the Guest: Chat Box Comments

You Are the Guest Conversation with Peter and John December 12, 2016 – Chat Room   About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their December...

You Are the Guest

You Are the Guest Conversation with John and Peter December 12, 2016 About every six weeks, for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their December 2016 dialog they...

Communities, Not Countries, Are Best Equipped to Fix the World’s Economic Woes

As anxieties about an economically unstable future grow globally, there is an alternative mindset much closer to home—literally just around the corner, in fact. Instead of relying on federal policy, our local communities are constructing an economy and a...