Peggy Holman’s New Book — Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity

I’m happy to share Peggy Holman’s launch of her new book. She is the kind of friend and colleague that I always feel a particular appreciation for. Though we haven’t seen each other a lot, when we do, it has the feeling for me of old, old, dear friend. Her writings have often inspired me. Her presence is a gift. Her insights and ability to bring together many ideas and make them accessible is remarkable.

I was glad to have Peggy include a story I offered of hosting experiences with CUPE, the Canadian Union of Public Employees. It was work with friend and colleague, Cathy Remus of CUPE, and hosting colleagues, Chris Corrigan, Nancy Fritsche-Egan, and Angela Amel.

A longer version of that story is here — with a bow to Peggy for her tasteful and skillful edit to a shorter version that worked for her book.

Below is Peggy’s invitation. Check it out. And reach her directly too.

Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity is almost here… I’m excited to share the news that my book will ship from the printer on August 6th!

As it makes its way to the major online booksellers, and other retailers across the country, I’d love your support by pre-ordering the book. Pre-orders tell the online booksellers that the book is generating buzz in the marketplace and that it will have broad appeal once available.  A strong pre-order campaign also influences how many copies the online stores will order and stock.

To get that buzz going, I’m asking everyone I know to help me get the book off to a fast start!  Please consider picking up a copy of the book, perhaps even ordering a second copy as a gift for a friend.  Or forward this message on to people you think would find the book of interest so that they can pre-order a copy for themselves.

I’m thrilled with how the book turned out.  Esthetically, it is beautiful.  And based on the feedback from many of you, people find the content useful and inspiring.  I look forward to your comments.

Engaging Emergence offers principles, practices, and real-word stories for bringing compassion, creativity, and wisdom to the entire arc of change—from disruption to coherence.  For more about the contents, visit

You can even check out the text –  For Tenneson’s story, see chapter 4, Prepare: Foster an Attitude for Engaging.  The story follows the subhead “Follow Life Energy: Trust Deeper Sources of Direction”.

To pre-order the book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or directly from Berrett-Koehler Publishers use the links below:


Barnes and Noble

Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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