The Power of One, Empowering Communities to Thrive


This resource guide was produced in accompaniment with the programme Four Conversations: The Power of One, Empowering Communities to Thrive. The speaker for the topic is Dr Tan Lai Yong, director of the Outreach and Community Department at the College of Alice and Peter Tan at the National University of Singapore.

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This resource guide was prepared in August 2018 by Sharon Teng, a Librarian at the National Library, Singapore.


Blanchard, K. & Broadwell, R. (Eds). (2018). Servant leadership in action: How you can achieve great relationships and results. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Retrieved from OverDrive.

Servant leadership is about putting other people first. In this volume, industry leaders, bestselling authors and spiritual leaders share their experiences of how servant leadership translated into both achievements and human fulfillment in organisations.

All rights reserved, Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018

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Jacobs, G. A. (2016). Community-based psychological first aid: A practical guide to helping individuals and communities during difficult times. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, MA, USA: Butterworth-Heinemann. (Call no.:  R 362.22 JAC)

Community-based psychological first aid involves galvanising the entire community to pitch in and help one another through stressful and tumultuous times. This book features examples of how this can be accomplished in various emergency scenarios.

All rights reserved, Oxford, UK; Cambridge, MA, USA: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2016

Kuenkel, P. (2016). The art of leading collectively: Co-creating a sustainable, socially just future. White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing. (Call no.: R BUS 658.4092 KUE)

The numerous case studies of collective leadership efforts featured in this book demonstrate the joint efforts among the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors to bring about sustainable social and economic transformations to global communities.

All rights reserved, White River Junction, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016

Written by Mervin Teo