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Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change by Stephen A. Josephs, William B. Joiner

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Chapter 7. Co-Creator Level: Realize Shared Purpose

The New Year's party had ended, and Larry's guests had all gone home. He sat on his deck smoking a cigar, looking at the stars, thinking about his life. Here he was, thirty-nine years old, newly divorced, and it seemed like his whole life had emptied out before him. He didn't want to go into one of those after-divorce tailspins like some of his friends had. Instead, he'd use the divorce as an opportunity to do what he'd always wanted to do—if he could just figure out what that was.

In many ways, Larry's career had been very interesting and productive. During the early 1980s, he worked at Bell Labs and did some of the groundbreaking work that brought computerization to the desktop. After earning ...

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