"Innovation", "mindfulness", and "creativity" are terms we hear a lot these days, but where did they come from? These five books helped shape generations of thinkers, and their lessons still apply today.
Next time you're reading your kids a bedtime story, don't zone out—pay attention! The same stories that captured your imagination in childhood may very well hold the answer to your leadership questions.
"I think in order to nurture talent in others you have to be on the lookout for it. You have to look for what enlivens somebody, what makes their skin crawl, what is really the source of their bliss, as Joseph Campbell would say. And encourage them to follow their bliss. That is the first step for somebody to nurture their talent. And I think that just by opening our eyes a little bit wider, by opening our pupils in a way, try not to look at the world so myopic-ly, I think we can see that everybody in a way has some special semblance of talent.
Change leadership starts within, requiring a commitment to self-transformation. Are there conditions that make this kind of inner work especially effective? What activities are most powerful for genuine inner transformation? Is this something that happens alone, isolated in the interior of one’s private world, or is it best done in a community? If so, what kind of community? Is there a template?