Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership
You can come at the subject of leadership from many different directions and two people listening in the same room might hear two different things. In Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership Jaworski shares with us his journey of evolution in his understanding and practice of leadership, he manages to distill it into an inviting possibility which he calls Servant Leadership.
In the forward written by Peter Senge he talks about how his friend Joseph Jaworski was able to sit down for an afternoon with noted physicist David Bohm that turned out to be a profound meeting giving Jaworski the inner push to leave his job as a trial lawyer in Houston and follow his dream of bring people together and helping to create leadership.Senge went on to have his own profound encounter with Bohm a few years after Jaworski did, but he didn't know about the earlier meeting till he helped with this book.
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The central theme is Jaworski coming to the realization that people see themselves as separate from each other. Once he understands this his path is clear and he tells us "If we could learn how to dialogue with one another at a deep level, we would find ways to relate to one another that would dissolve the perception of separateness." He goes on to say "I began devoting all of my energy to this central idea, and over the ensuing three or four years, began to witness some of the most exciting and powerful moments of group communication and collective action imaginable."
I have never been a fan of the word dialogue but after reading what Jaworski wrote in what I quoted above and the explanation of how it works and what it means I found myself completely open to the practice of real dialogue. meaning flowing through
To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self....And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self.
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