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CHAPTER 9The Small Group Is the Unit of Transformation

The future is created one room at a time, one gathering at a time. Each gathering needs to become an example of the future we want to create. This means the small group is where transformation takes place. Large-scale transformation occurs when enough small group shifts lead to the larger change. Small groups have the most leverage when they meet as part of a larger gathering. At these moments, citizens experience the intimacy of the small circle and are simultaneously aware that they are part of a larger whole that shares their concerns.

The small group gains power with certain kinds of conversations. To build community, we seek conversations where people show up by invitation rather than ...

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