Soul of a leader

Anything and anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you – David Whyte

Davidwhyte 1990 306401Sometimes when I re-read a treasured book, it is like I have never read it before. I am find that this is the case when reading David Whyte’s “The Heart Aroused : Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America”

As we are faced with a world that demands creativity through access to our imagination and intuition, we will not find it through gathering more information or working harder. The location of this source of our success as humans is not in books or pop gurus.

The home for our most precious asset is ourselves. We already have the essence of wisdom and the knowing of ways to think and act that transcend any problem or challenge we face. This call into our inner sanctum is what David is showing us in this book. He has written this adventure into the unknown for those who are in corporate jobs and want to re-connect to their soul.

For it is not necessary to abandon ourself to be able to master the world of business. Those of you who read this and find that you feel a sense that you want to find more meaning from your work I encourage you to find this book and let the adventure of self-discovery unfold.

Until later,


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Author: Thomas White

Over the past thirty-five years, Thomas White has created and led private and public organizations that initiated breakthroughs in areas as diverse as computer software, publishing, printing, market research, leadership development and organizational change. The common ingredients in his success are simple. He looked beyond the limitations that others believed and found real solutions to needs that business leaders have. He attracted the best talent to translate these innovative solutions into practical products and services that were of high value to customers. He created cultures where people love what they do, work at their best and produce extraordinary results. In addition to his role as a business leader, Thomas has been a pioneer and inventor of technologies in the computer-networking field. He is a patent holder for innovations in business process and workflow technology. As part of his passion for educating others about the interface of human and computer systems, he was the co-author of “New Tools for New Times, The Workflow Paradigm”. He has also written articles for numerous publications. In 2001, he turned his attention from leading companies to supporting leadership teams in creating organizations of excellence. After many years of being a part of the machine of change, Thomas recognized that business is the most powerful force in the world. It has a major impact on public policy and governments everywhere. It is a key influence on how we use our resources and sets an example of the values that shape communities from local to global. He formed the consulting firm of Profoundly Simple to be a guide for exemplary leaders - leaders who wisely uses the power they are entrusted with to serve their constituencies first and themselves second; leaders who know that it is good business to treat people with respect, honor the environment and act with impeccable integrity – leaders who inspire greatness in those around them and by doing so create great organizations that are notable examples of success. Feeling the itch to get back into the game again, Thomas joined with two long time friends, to start the C-Suite Network. This network of business leaders offers an online network, events, services, and insights to its 500,000 member community. In addition, the C-Suite Network produces and distributes television and radio content to an audience of over 5M per month

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