Peter Block is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed by Block to build the skills outlined in his books. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used ; Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest, The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work; and The Answer to How is Yes. He has received many awards for outstanding contributions in the field of training and development, including the American Society for Training and Development Award for Distinguished Contributions; the Association for Quality and Participation President's Award; and Training Magazine HRD Hall of Fame
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