If we are lucky, at each stage of our lives, we learn something crucial to that age. With the passage of time, our horizons shift, our inner horizons becoming more apparent to us. Our desires and our needs are seen through new lenses. “What is essential”, as Saint-Exupéry tells us in The Little Prince, “is invisible to the eye.” 'Who we are' and 'how we see' begin to merge into a single vision. We ask different questions. Our knowledge, skills and all the tricks of the trade we amassed in our work life appear to matter less than how we have actually lived, and how we are living in this very moment. Our leadership expertise is distilled suddenly to a new essence: the manner in which, through time, we succeeded in leading our own lives. There’s no doubt about it, leaders in transition are faced with big questions, fundamental uncertainties and a sense of culminating responsibilities. It is a time for discernment, for deeply felt meaning, for generosity, renewal and clarified purpose. It is, after all, another chapter beginning.

1. Personal Leadership Journeys: the Path to Now

  • Self Knowledge and Self Purpose

2. From Stone to Stone across the Unknown Sea

  • “Ancora imparo” (“I am Still Learning”) Michelangelo

3. Composing a Life: The Fluid Past, Present & Future

  • The Inner Work of Art Is the Self : Ideas, Beliefs, Integrities

4. The Hero’s Journey and the Decision to Serve

  • What Are You Prepared to Do?

5. The Dream That Is You: Your Relationship with the Future

  • “I know very well who I am, and who I can be, if I choose”

6. Coming of Age: This Is Our Time

  • To Think, to Lead, to Learn, to Act with Courage

7. To Be Is to Be Related: Imagination Makes Empathy Possible

  • Acts of Imagination and Empathy

8. As a Man Is, So He Sees. As the Eye is Formed, Such Are Its Powers

  • Perception, Perspective and Imagination

9. The Leader’s Relationship with the “Not Yet”

  • Working to Bring the Future into Being

10. Living with Uncertainty, with Questions and with Purpose

  • The Next Generation and the Possibility of Wisdom