Community: The Structure of Belonging

by Peter Block


What Block provides in this inspiring book is an exploration of the exact way community can emerge from fragmentation: How is community built? How does the transformation occur? What fundamental shifts are involved? He explores a way of thinking about our places that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen.

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  • Find out what keeps most of our communities fragmented and at odds with each other – and why this disconnection makes it hard to transform the future.
  • Discover the characteristics of a healthy community – and learn how to create one in your own organization.
  • Learn how to transform your leadership from one that focuses on commanding to one that emphasizes the skills of convening and asking the right questions.
  • Find out what the six kinds of conversation are that will create communal accountability and commitment within your organization.


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About the Author

Peter Block is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in this book. He is the author of several books and was the recipient of the American Society for Training and Development Award for Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance and the Association for Quality and Participation President’s Award. Contact him at

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