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 shows us how we have become detached from our innate sense of oneness and instead, have embraced the illusion of “separateness thinking.” 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. The successful application of the CASTLE Principles has led to exceptional personal growth and organizational performance for thousands internationally. 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. This is an empowering book for everyone who serves, leads, and guides others.
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.