How do we build a better world for our children, our businesses, our society, and ourselves? F. David Peat's latest book provides a clear answer: exercise more effective, creative, and noninvasive action from the local to the international level. Gentle Action shows ways in which businesses can respond more effectively to a changing marketplace and how organizations can grow more flexible, responsive, and sensitive to the world around them. The book will be an invaluable resource for everyone from CEOs, policy makers, and community leaders, to teachers and parents. It shows how and why things go wrong when well-meaning but inappropriate actions are taken. It provides examples of gentle actions in operation and how the creative intervention of a single person can end up being more effective than an aid program organized by a multimillion-dollar organization. Each chapter presents a series of questions and challenges for readers leading to ways in which they can bring creative change to their community or organization.