Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning and Joy

Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning and Joy

by Diane M. Millis, Rob Lehman

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Overview

Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning and Joy by Diane M. Millis

A toolkit for leaders of all kinds and all levels of spiritual involvement—people of faith, people of no faith, spiritual but not religious—for deepening our engagement with our true selves, one another and the communities in which we live and work. Helps us realize what we most value and identify where we find passion and purpose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594735967
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/19/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Diane M. Millis, PhD, is a leadership consultant, educator, spiritual director and author of Conversation—The Sacred Art: Practicing Presence in an Age of Distraction and Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning and Joy. She brings over twenty-five years of teaching experience in the fields of spirituality, communication studies, family studies and human development. As a leadership consultant, she coaches leaders in corporate, education, health care, ministry, non-profit and philanthropic settings. She is the founder of the Journey Conversations Project, an educational initiative devoted to developing deep listening and increasing self-awareness, mutual understanding and candor in communities. To learn more about her work, visit www.dianemillis.com.


Rob Lehman chairs the board of trustees and is the former president of the Fetzer Institute, which operates under a "deep engagement" model of governance. Under his leadership as president, the Institute developed a mission in support of mind-body-spirit health, which culminated in the Institute-funded, Emmy award-winning PBS series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xiii


Part One Engaging Our True Self
Be Who You Are 3
Make Use of Everything 7
Cultivate Stillness 12
Heed the Whispers 16
Shift Your Vision 22
Notice What Nourishes 27
Clean Your Compass Often 32
Honor Your Grief 39

Part Two Engaging One Another
Abandon Your Hat 47
Open to What Is Unfolding 52
Turn to Wonder 57
Polish the Mirror 62
Keep It Fresh 67
Listen Generously 72
Ask Heart-Awakening Questions 77
Speak about Growth and Possibility 83

Part Three Cultivating Engaging Communities
Learn from Everyone 91
Act on What Matters 95
Fan the Flame 101
Scan for Joy 106
Hold the Tension 113
Mine the Meaning 119
Improvise Often 126
Concentrate on the Relationships 132


Acknowledgments 138
Notes 141
For Further Reading 145
Credits 149

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