The time when Deeper Learning in Leadership will be published is coming ever closer. It is now posted on Amazon for pre-purchase. It's exciting beyond belief to actually have a book cover and all the contents (including Lena and Sandy Astin's foreword) back to be processed for page proofs. The next step is review of the proofs at the end of the month. The projected real publication date is late September.
I've continued to reflect on the message I sought to send with Deeper Learning in Leadership. Every once in a while, I get a chill up my spine that there will be those who will take exception with one of the primary arguments - that our institutional models may be undermining our ability to achieve the deeper leadership that our institutions, businesses, and communities need. At the same moment I hesitate, I am struck by the constant evidence that our institutions are not sending the messages and modeling the kind of leadership that our world so desperately needs.
Matching our thought and actions seems always to be one of the greatest challenges organizations face. In the particular case of leadership learning, it seems that we have no choice but to engage as deeply as we can so that our graduates are prepared for the changing, challenging, and chaotic world of the future. We need responsive, creative, and wise leadership to create a future for citizens around the globe. The stakes are high and the opportunities are great.