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Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

by Jerry Colonna


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One of the start-up world’s most in-demand executive coaches—hailed as the “CEO Whisperer” (Gimlet Media)—reveals why radical self-inquiry is critical to professional success and healthy relationships in all realms of life.

Jerry Colonna helps start-up CEOs make peace with their demons, the psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped them to succeed—molding them into highly accomplished individuals—yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being. Now, this venture capitalist turned executive coach shares his unusual yet highly effective blend of Buddhism, Jungian therapy, and entrepreneurial straight talk to help leaders overcome their own psychological traumas. Reboot is a journey of radical self-inquiry, helping you to reset your life by sorting through the emotional baggage that is holding you back professionally, and even more important, in your relationships.

Jerry has taught CEOs and their top teams to realize their potential by using the raw material of their lives to find meaning, to build healthy interpersonal bonds, and to become more compassionate and bold leaders. In Reboot, he inspires everyone to hold themselves responsible for their choices and for the possibility of truly achieving their dreams.

Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way in which we achieve our fullest self, Jerry firmly believes. What we need, sometimes, is a chance to reset our goals and to reconnect with our deepest selves and with each other. Reboot moves and empowers us to begin this journey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062749536
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 262,198
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jerry Colonna is an executive coach who uses the skills he learned as a venture capitalist to help entrepreneurs. He draws on his wide variety of experiences to help clients design a more conscious life and make needed changes to their career to improve their performance and satisfaction. Previously he was a partner with JPMorgan Partners (JPMP), the private equity arm of JP Morgan Chase. He joined JPMP from Flatiron Partners, which he launched 1996 with partner, Fred Wilson. Flatiron became one of the most successful, earlystage investment programs in the New York City area.

Table of Contents

Foreword Sharon Salzberg ix

Dedication of the Merit xiii

Introduction: Elevating Darkness 1

Chapter 1 Passing GO 15

Chapter 2 The Crucible and the Warrior 39

Chapter 3 Standing Still in Empty Time 61

Chapter 4 Remembering Who You Are 89

Chapter 5 The Immense Sky of the Irrational Other 105

Chapter 6 Handprints on the Canyon Wall 135

Chapter 7 Loving the Crow 165

Chapter 8 Heartbreak, Resilience, and the Path to Equanimity 195

Chapter 9 Leadership and the Art of Growing Up 221

Afterword: A Light Heart Lives Long 249

Author's Note 255

Acknowledgments 257

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