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Crossing the Unknown Sea - Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

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Every now and then a book comes along that captures my imagination and lingers long after the first reading. This is one of those rare gems. David Whyte uses the metaphor of a sea voyage to explore the deeper meaning of life, work and individuality. He challenges us to examine whether work taps into our deeper life purpose, to reflect on "...not only what we have done, but who we have become while accomplishing the task." Crossing the Unknown Sea challenges us to re-ignite our zest for work and life often lost in the crush of everyday demands and deadlines and to refocus on what really matters.. My highlighter ran dry on this one.

Crossing the Unknown Sea offers insightful leaders a perspective that invites creativity and passion, and engages the individuals they lead in conversations that make a difference.

"People must be encouraged not only to know their craft, their products, their work and the people they serve, but to know a little of themselves."

"One of the outer qualities of great captains, great leaders, great bosses is that they are unutterably themselves."

Other reviewers say: A Lifechanger of a Book, Astonishing, A Fine Navigational Aid, A Real Breakthrough, Intellectually Stimulating, and a New View of Work. Read it and let me know what you think...

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