The Zen of Groups
The Handbook for People Meeting with a Purpose
1995, Dale Hunter, Anne Bailey and Bill Taylor. 196 pp, softcover, ISBN 978-1-55561-100-2
“The Zen practice of being fully awake and in action moment by moment is the essence of group synergy and has inspired us in writing this book,” write the authors in the book’s introduction.
While incorporating an insightful approach grounded in the principles of the Zen, The Zen of Groups is a very practical manual outlining how to run a group.
In the first part of the book, the authors give a detailed approach to numerous group topics, collecting them into simple, digestible, and well-organized content. The Thinking Points section of each chapter, offers pertinent questions to ask of the group to better understand it.
The second part of the book is the useful Toolkit: techniques and exercises for developing group effectiveness, in which a lot of exercises to enhance group dynamics are provided.
Each exercise includes a purpose, materials needed, time necessary, and a detailed description of the process.
The Zen of Groups is a manual for everyone who belongs to a group, including families, schools, sports organizations, business and of course, communities.
The Zen of Groups is an interesting tool for those who want to understand better the dynamics amongst the individual in the group, the group as a whole, and the facilitator in the group.
The Zen of Groups is an inspiring guide for facilitators and group members who use their group experience as a personal growth opportunity.
Get inspired and help your group synergy flow!
The Zen of Groups is on sale at our community bookstore for $18 (marked down from $20).
If you are interested in this book, you might also like:
The Zen of Listening, a thoughtful and inspiring book about the art of listening, which we often take for granted. It challenges us to consider if we are good listeners and how that affects our interactions with others. It is highly recommended for those wanting to acquire a deeper knowledge of this important skill.
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