Getting the Do-Do Out of Leadership and Our Businesses
The New Agreements for Leaders emerged from personal experience and my own transformation from that of selfish indulgence to self-fulfillment. Even as a young and successful business owner, my personal life crashed spectacularly in a whirlwind of late nights and fast living. As might be expected, my marriage to beautiful Linda was crumpling.
After what can only be described as a powerful spiritual awakening in 1980, I quit my old life and started putting my marriage back together. This experience also put me on a now life-long journey toward self-discovery, which I refer to as spiritual science. At the same time, I became drawn to systems science and the little known but amazing science of leadership. Over the years, the interconnections and synergies between leadership science, systems science and spiritual science made themselves known to me and prompted the writing of this book.
It is abundantly clear the modern workplace is riddled with ineffectiveness, complacency, and a general disconnect from meaning and a higher purpose for work. We can make a strong case the root or primary cause of this dysfunction is the legacy top/down leadership and management models that go unquestioned. I’m sorry to report that this type of “leadership” is more myth than model. The science tells us so. However, the science should also bring us comfort; the science includes within it a simple roadmap to more evolved leadership and great businesses. Enjoy!—and let me know what you think—and feel.
With admiration, respect and love, – David