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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

From our first encounter to our production of this revised edition of Leading with Soul, our mutual journey has been more a series of serendipitous twists of fate than a simple, linear path. It began over thirty years ago when the two of us were paired to teach a course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We were mismatched—a Yale-schooled psychologist team-teaching with a Stanford-trained sociologist. Intellectual competition and combat prevailed in the early going, but we eventually found ways to combine our diverse perspectives and to create a multileveled perspective on organizations—the four frames that we describe in Reframing Organizations.

That early exploration into the cognitive side of leadership was deepened over a conversation at lunch with our friends at Jossey-Bass. As we describe in the book, we left that gathering committed to writing a book on the human spirit. It was not a direction either of us had anticipated. Once embarked we found it both more difficult and more rewarding than we had imagined. We spent countless hours exploring unfamiliar literary terrain and experimenting with new ways to write. We reached deeply into our individual and shared spiritual lives. Our journey continues to deepen our understanding of life’s most important treasures. We hope this new edition will encourage others to reach out and explore life’s mystery and magic, to touch with awe ....


  

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