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Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity: A Volume in the International Leadership Association Series, Building Leadership Bridges by John Eric Baugher, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Lena Lid-Falkman, Karin Jironet

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Awareness and BeyondWhy Moving On Means Letting Go

Karin Jironet

Most of us who try to learn and keep developing professionally have been to a workshop during which our eyes were opened to another way of looking at our actions, and we felt ready to change. Then, after three days back at work, the new perspective seems to have evaporated. We return to the same old ways as before, and the new outlook becomes a memory. The experience itself is no longer in the foreground. We tend to forget it as we go back to business as usual.

This happens because we are enmeshed in, and hence contribute to, a collective mind-set and culture that limit us. Simply resuming our daily life returns us to our usual mind-set. We need not believe in, or even agree ...

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