Arch Street Press is pleased to
present the following works for print and e-book publication in 2012 and
2013. We will announce additional titles over the coming months from
our vibrant roster of projects.
Genership 1.0: Beyond Leadership Toward
Liberating the Creative Soul
This groundbreaking book by David Castro, President and CEO of the Institute for Leadership Education, promises to transform thinking within organizations and communities about the fundamental skills required for human progress. David explores the evolution of leadership skills within effective organizations, recognizing that leadership processes have been evolving into different and more promising practices. To capture this trend, David introduces a new concept and a new word, genership, which describes the skill set required for the practice of creativity in groups.
genership from its ancestor practices, David unmasks a series of highly
dysfunctional fallacies underlying the more traditional concept of
leadership. These include the Messiah Fallacy, the Hero Fallacy and the
Fallacy of Leadership Nostalgia, a false triumvirate severely
suppressing human creativity. David posits that human progress will
ultimately require organizations to transcend leadership in favor of
genership as a core practice within creative communities. With vivid and
relevant examples, he surveys the fundamental capacities underlying
genership, contrasting them with traditional leadership processes.
Genership provides a practical guide to transcend outdated ways
associated with traditional leadership cultures, while embracing
emergent and demonstrably more effective practices.
Currently available (click here to purchase)
Empathy: Social Visionaries Putting Creativity Into Action
The word “empathy” evokes human feeling at the one-to-one level, demonstrated by heartfelt care in thought and action. We typically ascribe such behavior to close friends and family, yet a wide group of passionate social visionaries have transcended the inner circle’s confines to create organizations that directly benefit hundreds of thousands of lives, young and old. Their motivation—their raison d’être—centers entirely upon empathy for children, for fellow citizens, for those in need within our society.
These highly educated, resourceful individuals have typically formed nonprofit organizations with indelible impact. How have they accomplished their far-reaching goals? What techniques have they utilized? How have their backgrounds prepared them for the rigors of the nonprofit world? How do their organizations survive—indeed thrive—in today’s economy when dollars can be scarcer to come by than fat-free bacon?
This revealing and inspiring book—available in hardback, paperback, e-book and audio formats—comprises 20 chapters, each highlighting one of today’s most imaginative and resourceful social innovators. Among those featured are John Marks—Search for Common Ground, Chris Underhill—BasicNeeds, Molly Barker—Girls on the Run, David Castro—I-LEAD, Eric Dawson—Peace First, Alisa Del Tufo—Threshold Collaborative, Mary Gordon—Roots of Empathy, Jim Thompson—Positive Coaching Alliance and Jill Vialet—Playworks.
Accompanying materials, online forums, lectures, interviews, weekly podcasts and other supporting resources will directly aid other organizations as they seek to make their own impact within neighborhoods, regions and throughout the world.
Royalties from Empathy will go directly to each organization featured within the book.
Release date: 6 September 2013
CPR: Community Through Personal Responsibility—A Proactive Guide to Community Transformation
A team of community leaders and social entrepreneurs at the Institute for Leadership Education developed this collaborative work to distill more than 20 years of experience in positive community transformation into a succinct program of guiding values, principles and specific action steps. The approach is grounded in reality, focusing on actions that begin with the individual and steadily radiate outward to engage family, friends, community organizations, employers and public agencies at all levels. Refreshingly, CPR avoids entanglement with predictable ideological traps. The strategies transcend simple characterization in terms of liberal or conservative values. Premised on freedom and responsibility, justice and diversity, equality and wealth creation, CPR offers an approach to community-building that can be widely embraced. CPR outlines a practical, step-by-step method focused on actions that anyone, at whatever station in life, can implement immediately. It meets citizens at all stages of community development, offering real hope for communities looking to transcend partisan bickering and ideological deadlock in building neighborhoods filled with hope, promise and practical prosperity.
From Eye to Ear: Music Inspired by Art
The social impact of art and music continues to spread. Well beyond providing museum and concert-hall pieces, these expressions of human creativity offer key insights into social awareness, inspiration and emotion. From Eye to Ear explores the symbiotic relationship between music and the visual arts during the past 200 years; unforgettable paintings, prints and sculptures have directly inspired many iconic musical works.
From Eye to Ear begins with Sergei Rachmaninov’s celebrated orchestral piece, Isle of the Dead, which he composed after seeing Arnold Böcklin’s haunting painting of the same title. Authors Robert Rimm and Stephanie Knopp include over 30 examples of art-inspired music within this fully illustrated hardcover and e-book, including works by 19 composers as disparate as Stravinsky, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Sondheim, and 23 artists from Botticelli and Michelangelo to Whistler and Bacon.
Each of these visionary composers and artists passionately believed that music and art serve a lasting social purpose, which this book explores through their letters and society’s response, set within a rich historical context that remains as vibrant today as ever. An accompanying CD features excerpts of the music.
Release date: 4 October 2013
Prophets and Profits: Building an Ecosystem of Cultural and Religious Diversity in the Workplace
Led by Phillip Thomas, a team at the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia has authored this work, an engaging compilation of essays developed in collaboration with major civic and business leaders describing the integration of faith and work within organizations that enjoy high levels of religious and cultural diversity.
Prophets and Profits will challenge current leaders and managers to move beyond programs aimed at simple awareness and tolerance toward the development of workplace cultures that embrace and celebrate religious diversity. The work explores how organizations can reinforce fidelity to universal moral and ethical values that may find roots different belief systems and traditions. This collection of essays also illustrates how modern organizations can develop synergy rather than tension between economic and moral success. Proceeds of this work will support the Interfaith Center.