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The Power of Community: How Phenomenal Leaders Inspire their Teams, Wow their Customers, and Make Bigger Profits by Howard Partridge

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HOW WE LOST OUR SENSE OF COMMUNITY

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Several years ago I was visiting some friends in Costa Rica. I had helped support their church there for quite some time, and they wanted me to come and meet the congregation. As I visited individual church members in their homes, I noticed more and more televisions had appeared in each home compared with when I was there a few years earlier. When I spoke to the congregation, I encouraged them not to copy all the ways of the postmodern world. I shared with them that they still had the one thing people in more developed countries longed for—genuine community.

Before the turn of the twentieth century, people had to rely on one another to get along in life. Yet today many of us don’t even know our ...

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