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Evolutionary Leaders: SmartCEO mention

Written by Alicia M. Rodriguez for SmartCEO Evolution is the process by which an organism becomes more sophisticated over time in response to its environment. What does it take for a leader to evolve the capacity to respond to an ever-changing environment? What traits or skills might be found in a next generation leader? We can imagine a world that needs high-integrity leaders who build bridges between cultures, technologies and industries. This approach to leadership is deeply rooted in a worldview that seeks to transcend self-interest for the collective good of the organization, its stakeholders and the larger community. What…
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The 8 Steps on My Publishing Journey

Guest post for The Book Designer My motivation to write came from the hope that I could create a book that would be a resource to any corporate or spiritual seeker wrestling with life in the same way that I have. And so I began. Now you may think that writing a book would come as second nature to a seasoned business executive. And you would be wrong. I knew nothing about the business of producing books and further had no reputation in any industry that could be considered book related. I just had a passionate need to express something…
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Awakened Leadership

J.T. Pedersen reviews Awakened Leadership

Review by JT Pedersen Alan opens by relating a short story, the answer behind ‘why write this book.’  At a conference of leadership consultants, he was asked onstage to lead a one-one-one session with a fellow participant.  His approach was so unique, so impactful, he was besieged with questions about his style, his methodology. He was unable to give them the answer they so eagerly sought.  To understand was to appreciate the essence of who, or what, Alan was.  He needed to write a book. In reading Awakened Leadership, I felt as though a good friend had welcomed me into…
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Bob Morris reviews Awakened Leadership

Alan E. Shelton: An interview by Bob Morris

Interview by Bob Morris Alan Shelton has lived a seemingly dual life of developing into a quintessential corporate manager while simultaneously engaging in the seeker’s quest. Born in California, Alan grew up within the sixties’ vision of infinite possibility. In his twenties, he worked tirelessly to master the nuts and bolts of his craft; within five years, he was at the pinnacle of his field. Beginning at the age of thirty-eight, he spent four years over a ten-year period sitting with sages in India, blending his personal search with his love for the corporate adventure. These two territories had appeared to be incompatible, but in the wake of an event that permanently altered his perception…
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Awakened Leadership

Guest post for Random Acts of Leadership Corporations and Personal Development? It’s Happening! It’s not unusual to read in today’s media how global companies are cast in the role of Darth Vader. And then we hear the common refrain “If only we could get them to work on themselves”. My message to you is that you are reading old news. Personal development is being delivered every day into the corporate world because companies demand it. How do I know that? Let me tell you my story. The Old Way of Separate Paths At the tender age of 38, I had climbed the corporate mountain….
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Awakened Leadership

Leader Values reviews Awakened Leadership

Review by Mick Yates I have been reading Alan Shelton‘s “Awakened Leadership“. It’s a personal story, with spiritual overtones. Everyone has their own path to follow, and Shelton’s is unique. Yet some of the principles seem almost universal. My colleague and good friend Marshall Goldsmith said this about the book: “If, as Alan Shelton, asserts, awakening is akin to enlightenment, then every business person (and even those not in the corporate arena) should read this book. Awakened Leadership represents a bright new day in an otherwise dark world.” Shelton writes about his own journey of awakening. Now, the word “journey” in the Leadership…
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