Written for Leaders
This book is an odyssey into the truth of leadership’s nature and essence. Written for aspiring leaders, teachers of leaders, and followers, the aim is to practice awakening a leader’s potential. The book mirrors and reflects the inner nature of the leadership journey. It is written in a contemplative style and uses dialogue to exercise a leader’s will, intelligence, and spirit. The techniques taught in these chapters are dialogue, meditation, and contemplation. The author seeks to teach leaders how to exercise the power of will and the power of intelligence to make the kinetic chain of knowing, willing, and acting morally and intellectually strong. Reading this book serves as a leadership development exercise.
A True Story
Based on a true story, these chapters are a reflection on the formation of a leader and a realization of twenty years of research. The author studies the question: What does it take to develop a leader? Deliberations on eight years of guiding leaders on moral and intellectual quests in search of true freedom are revealed. One leader’s struggle to understand leadership.
A Teaching Tool
This book is a teaching tool designed to demystify what takes place in the interior nature of a leader. It examines a leader’s soul, as it is exercised and strengthened in preparation for the cardinal act of leading, and it analyzes the act of making practical judgments, an act that demands the cultivation of a discerning mind to see and know the truth to be acted upon.
A Steady Journey
If you commit to reading, read it at a leisurely pace, until you finish. Only reading the entire contents—from beginning to end—will allow you to see the truth you seek. Through strategic appreciation and patience, this work uses an indirect approach to achieve its objective: the understanding of
the nature and essence of leadership development. There are no short cuts.
An answer and cure to all those ‘five rules’ to leadership books that are so popular but clearly fail to build or inspire anything that resembles leadership. This novel is a journey. The reader is along for the ride on a physical, cognitive, and spiritual adventure between two people wrestling with some of modern day’s toughest challenges in the realms of leadership and what some call ‘management.’ In the tradition of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, the book guides the reader to look internally at the nerve centers of people and society’s weaknesses. It strips ego, money, and fame away from power, responsibility, and authority. It does not accept the quick wins and amoral thinking that seems to dominate much of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. It instead looks to ways to motivate people to elevate and transcend themselves to live purposeful lives. There are no easy answers. There are no ‘three easy steps.’ There are no quick fixes. There are no sudden changes. The path to becoming and then to improving as a leader is a never-ending cycle and struggle. Finally an author has the guts to say what so many are thinking. This book is as ambitious as it is modest. It spans millennia of philosophy and science. At the same time it admits questions that have no answers. It admits hardship and struggle in the pursuit of leadership.
From the Pages
Guardian: That is what I'm seeing. Somehow, and I'm not sure how this is possible, by using our intelligence to explore truth's principles, we become the truth by becoming the principles.