Lately, I’ve been revisiting some of Parker Palmer’s material. Let Your Life Speak has been one of my favorites over the years. I appreciate his candidness and encouragements of authenticity.
He quotes former Czech leader, Vaclav Havel, about such authenticity.
“The power for authentic leadership, Havel tells us, is found not in external arrangements but in the human heart. Authentic leaders in every setting — from families to nationstate — aim at liberating the heart, their own and others’, so that it’s powers can liberate the world.”
Yup, gonna enjoy those words. And, yup, gonna have a little extra conversation with myself through the heart.