Organizational Consultation XXIII: Empowerment (Part Three)
Finally, the information I have presented regarding the empowerment of groups is appreciative in that it enables the reader to better understand and appreciate the subtle and often complex dynamics of groups in which they participate. Contemporary group dynamics researchers and experienced group facilitators have provided us with many valuable insights and suggestions regarding effective and empowering group structures and processes. As we gain a fuller appreciation of the group dynamics literature, we can more readily embrace the complex drama of group life, while also learning how better to influence the outcomes of groups in which we participate.
Ken Blanchard, John Carlos and Alan Randolph. The Three Keys To Empowerment. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1999.
Howard Gardner. Frames of Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1993; Howard Garnder. Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century. New York: Basic Books, 2000.
Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam, 1995.
Cynthia Scott and Dennis Jaffe. Empowerment: A Practical Guide For Success. Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Publications, 1991.
Bruce Tuchman, “Developmental Sequence in Small Groups,” Psychological Bulletin, 1965, 63, pp. 384-399.