Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Jan 1, 1998 - Leadership - 226 pages
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Synchronicity is an inspirational guide to developing the most essential leadership capacity for our time: how we can collectively shape our future. Through the telling of his life story, Jaworski posits that a real leader sets the stage on which "predictable miracles, " seemingly synchronistic in nature, can - and do - occur. He shows that this capacity has more to do with our being - our total orientation of character and consciousness - than with what we do. Leadership, he explains, is about creating - day by day - a domain in which human beings continually deepen their understanding of reality and are able to participate in shaping the future. He describes three basic shifts of mind required if we are to create and discover an unfolding future - shifts in how we see the world, how we understand relationships, and how we make commitments - and offers a new definition of leadership that applies to all types of leaders.
 

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User Review  - DaveShearon - LibraryThing

I thought this was pretty new-ageish (Jonathan Livingston Seagull was influential at one point in Mr. Jaworski's life), but it ends up much more legitmately spiritual and God-centered. It's a book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scott_Morris - LibraryThing

I am a slut for books like this. I wanted to buy every book David Bohm ever wrote. Have used the word 'dialogue' 237,633 times since I read it. In fact, I think I'll read it again... Read full review

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Contents

Watergate
17
Making a Mark
26
The Journey Begins
32
Freedom
36
Grand Prix Test Run
40
The Art of Loving
46
Oneness
51
The Dream
57
Dialogue The Power of Collective Thinking
109
Lessons Encountering the Traps
118
Setting the Field
131
THE GIFT
137
The Return and Venturing Forth Again
139
Setting the Field
147
Barricades
154
New Frontiers
160

Cairo
63
Collapsing Boundaries
68
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
71
The Mystery of Commitment
73
The Guide
77
Synchronicity The Cubic Centimeter of Chance
84
THE HEROS JOURNEY
89
The Moment of Swing
91
The Wilderness Experience A Gateway to Dialogue
99
A World of Possibilities
172
Creating the Future
181
Bretton Woods and Hadamar
187
Notes
198
Index
205
About the Author
212
The Centre for Generative Leadership
213
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About the author (1998)

Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the founding chair of SoL, a renowned pioneer, theorist, and writer in the field of management innovation, and the author of the widely acclaimed book, "The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization" (Doubleday/Currency, 1990). C. Otto Scharmer is a lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Visiting Professor at the Helsinki School of Economics, and international action researcher, and author of the forthcoming book "Theory U: Leading from the Emerging Future," Joseph Jaworski is the chairman of Generon Consulting, cofounder of the Global Leadership Initiative, and author of the critically acclaimed "Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership" (Berrett-Koehler, 1996). Prior to her current role as director of the Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Betty Sue Flowers was a professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin and an international business consultant.
SoL (The Society for Organizational Learning, Inc.), an outgrowth of the former MIT Center for Organizational Learning, is a nonprofit international membership organization that connects researchers, organizations, and consultants in over thirty countries in building knowledge for systemic change. A portion of the net proceeds from SoL publishing sales are reinvested in basic research, applied learning projects, and building a global network of learning communities.

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