|"Whenever we experience pain or sadness, it is because we have become separated from what, or whom, we love. And whenever we are inspired and joyful, it is because we are one with what, or whom, we love. All human challenges and successes can be explained through this awareness." |
In ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership, Lance Secretan brilliantly reframes leadership theory with a new vision for the 21st century?a vision of reconnecting each of us with our deepest human needs. He traces 6,000 years of history to show how we have become detached from our innate sense of oneness, and instead, have embraced the illusion of separateness, rooted in science and rational thought. Secretan reveals how this illusion has created profound misunderstandings about leadership and how we can, once again, become conscious leaders?through the practice of oneness. The conscious leader practices the CASTLE Principles?CASTLE is an acronym for six attributes: Courage, Authenticity, Service, Truthfulness, Love, and Effectiveness. Like all fundamental, life-changing concepts, these are simple ideas?well known to us all, yet easier to talk about than to live. Secretan shows us how to embrace these principles, helping us to see the sacred connections between everyone and everything?which is the source of conscious leadership. ONE combines many practical exercises and reflections to help refresh our ideas about leadership and life with stories of remarkable people and organizations from around the world that are living this new thinking. Secretan has written an empowering book for all leaders in all walks of life. ONE is essential reading for those who yearn for innovative ideas about leading and living consciously in ways that will inspire and transform people, organizations, and the world.