Birgitt maintains that there is leadership capacity within everyone, and that it is time for people to awaken their leadership potential. According to the author, personal and professional leadership development cannot be separated. This book offers the reader the opportunity to take a deep dive into the subject of personal and professional leadership development. Readers are challenged to choose to claim leadership of their lives and in their businesses and organizations for the greater well-being of all, including our children and grandchildren. Readers are offered the opportunity to read a segment, reflect, discuss, and determine what makes sense for them in their personal and professional leadership, as individuals and as teams.
Birgitt Williams connects her own long experience as leader and senior consultant with the theoretical background she has researched during the years and that is underpinning her work. Her carefulness with words and her openness with her foundational values give us access to a deep understanding of how genuine contact can change individuals and collectives. The clear statements about where her understanding comes from, invites us to be as clear with our own foundational beliefs and assumptions.
“You are reading this book because you now want to embrace your courage and rise above your fear of achieving your fullest well-being, the well-being of any organization that you are in, including your family, and the well-being of humanity. In reading this book and participating in the Genuine Contact way of living and working to the extent that is right for you, you are committing to grow and expand to the fullness of who you are, learning to use your full potential.”
“I believe in keeping it simple. Simple frameworks and processes enable success with complex situations. Complex frameworks and processes get in the way of enabling success with complex situations. In keeping it simple, I recognize that any sustainable change must begin from the inside based on will, commitment, and determination.”
“This book helps individuals, leaders, and organizations look beyond the symptoms and problems that slow the forward progress of an organization and its leaders. It offers a way for leaders and organizations to look below the surface and connect to the deepest wisdom of people and institutions; develop practices for individual and organizational health and well-being; and attend to the grief and conflict that is always present in growing and changing organizations. Rev. Michael Vinson, USA.”