This book describes an approach to participatory management and leadership that has proven effective for organizations in U.S. and other western countries where people won’t permit teambuilding to develop to the exclusion of individuality. The groundbreaking core of the book shows how this participatory management strategy, Person-Centered Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations, can be incorporated with great success into high stress nonprofit organizations. The book describes the leadership philosophy and day-to-day operations of an award-winning social service organization that targets youth and their families while successfully using person-centered strategies as the management model.
Chapter 6: Strengths and Weaknesses: Growing Pains and Growing Satisfactions
Strengths and Weaknesses: Growing Pains and Growing Satisfactions
A mere overview of the Oasis Center model, how it functions, and user attitudes toward the model—as found in the previous chapter—does not convey all of the most important information. Here and in following chapters, we present a description of its consequences—those positives and negatives that center associates, clients, and community partners experience on a daily basis as a result of this approach to person-centered leadership and management.
A Comment on the Longitudinal Nature of the Case Study
One century has become the next. The Oasis of the 20th century has become, in this century, a different entity. Change was a constant reality and continual expectation. Possibly, it is always true that ...