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Bringing Your Soul to Work by Cheryl Peppers, Alan Briskin

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image5Playing with Wild Cards

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When we begin working on our own souls, we discover that we are not self-made. Our identity depends on Another. We cannot make ourselves… but fortunately a wild card has been announced.1

—ALAN JONES

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO recover the lost pieces of ourselves in isolation. It takes bumping into a lot of difficult situations and people to find out who we really are, and for this the workplace setting is ideal. Consider the surprise at the impact of another person on our lives. This wild-card “other” might take the form of a mentor, whose loyalty is unquestionable and whose insights have solidified our own sense of competence, ...

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