The first new form of community organizing since Saul Alinsky, this book connects the poor to the rest of society. Written in a logical, teachable, and pragmatic style, Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest is a model of social change for the 21st century. Through real examples, author Mike Eichler illustrates how anyone can practice consensus organizing and help the poor, forgotten, and disempowered.
Chapter 9: Building Personal Relationships
Building Personal Relationships
In this chapter, you will Learn:
- ♦ Class is an important factor in the way we view others.
- ♦ We need to work with people who are different from us.
- ♦ Focusing on skills, abilities, and connections.
- ♦ Easy steps to building new relationships.
To be a successful consensus organizer you have to meet, listen to, and get to know a lot of people. Some of them you will not like. Some of them you can take or leave. Some you will enjoy. Some you might find interesting, maybe even fascinating. All have the potential to be beneficial to your efforts. The people who you will like the most and find the most interesting will probably follow a pattern. The pattern will be simple. They ...