Two years after the publication of Synchronicity, I attended a dialogue in Oxford, England, with a dozen or so thought leaders from countries across the world. The dialogue was designed to explore “the call of our time,” the collective responsibility we have during a time of fundamental change in the world, and, especially, the role of reflection in a life of service.

Each of the first two days of the dialogue concluded with a reading by the Shakespearean actor, Robin Ramsey, who sat alone on a stool under a spotlight on the small stage in the meeting room. The first night, Robin read a passage from Charles Handy’s book, Beyond Certainty, and the second night, he read from Peter Senge’s book, The Fifth ...

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