Serving Society’s Needs

The larger circles in Figure 4.1 are the communities in which we participate. The first section below looks at the nature of the communities that we might serve. I then outline an approach to management that applies to both government and private organizations that creates value in a manner based on service and integrity. The final section suggests that it is best to start with the nearest tasks and not be distracted by big ideas.


While short-term successes are important to our psychological health, relationships in our communities are critical. This is clear in Erikson’s model. These communities also provide the context for our development of vocation.

We can distinguish three types of community ...

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