I recently had the opportunity of interviewing author Alan Shelton who’s new book entitled “Awakened Leadership-Beyond Self Mastery” it is a great read. The book has lots of Alan’s personal life story, but weaved into the content are life lessons that we can all learn and benefit from if we apply in our life.
Alan comments in the preface of the book about being in a “seekers hole”, a term that I personally can appreciate and relate to from time to time. I don’t know a soul on this planet that is not seeking, and at times we all get frustrated and dissatisfied with the journey. In essence we forget that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, vs. human beings having a spiritual experience–big difference. The key to enjoying our journey is as all times to remember who we are, and why we are here-easier said than done right?.
Alan points out that we are not the center of the Universe, even though at times we think we are. Yes, our ego’s do take control and we think that we are it!! Alan reminds us that a life awakened is beyond self-mastery, the belief that we author and control our own reality. He points out that to become a more effective leader we need to understand what it is like to express our authentic self. In essence, not to put on false pretenses or allow our ego to attempt to control or have a negative impact on our relationships.
“Awakened Leadership” is about leadership, and what it takes to become a compassionate and effective leader. Alan cites author Joseph Jaworski the author of “Syncronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership” by saying ” Institutions of all sorts are facing profound change today, with complexity increasing at a speed and intensity we’ve never experienced before. Jaworski came to realize that traditional analytical leadership approaches are inadequate for dealing creatively with the complexity. To effectively face these challenges, leaders need to access the Source from which truly profound innovations flows.
If you would like to learn more about accessing the Source, and what is necessary to become a leader in our business world today, then Alan’s new book “Awakened Leadership” is a must read. If you would like to learn more about Alan Shelton please click here to be directed to his website, or you can watch a great book trailer by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Alan Shelton.