Matrix Hosts a Book Launch

by Amina Knowlan | February 2018

Matrix Leadership is hosting a Book Launch!
"Street Smart Awareness and Inquiry-in-Action"

Boulder Bookstore
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, Co
Monday February 26, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm

This will be an open event to hear about the genesis of this book and the approach developed by Amara in pursuit of their vision which is to double the worldwide number of leaders with transforming capacity; through heart, connection and collaborative power.

The session will introduce the underlying approach, give a taste of some of the practices and invite us all to begin to explore what we feel most passionately about from a perspective of personal awareness and profound possibilities of our certainties and uncertainties when visioning the future. The book itself offers a gateway through which to start developing the capacities to transform this world for the better. It presents practices that are simple and manageable, underpinned by sophisticated techniques that open up thinking thus enabling actions that offer to develop and enrich everyday life both at work and beyond. In the first part, Heidi and Jane give clarity about the integration of inquiry with the timeliness of action. The ultimate value of practice is to shake up our old ways of thinking doing and being and then develop greater awareness and the capacities essential for transforming leadership. The authors who write 45 Street Smart Practices with 15 chosen contributors have made them part of their everyday life and these, are made available for a larger audience in more accessible - Street Smart – language and approaches.

In Part 3 Bill, Heidi and Jane demonstrate their own passionately held Inquiries-in-Action around some of the big issues we face as a species. The intention is to model a thoughtful, tenacious and challenging attitude for all of us who choose to take leadership in diverse ways.

Jane Allen has over 20 years experience of transformational leadership development, coaching and mentoring leaders responsible for courageous work in the world and supporting them to reach their boldest vision for themselves and others. She is a co-founder of Amara and is a strong advocate of authenticity and mindfulness in striving for more humanity, social responsibility and humanness in organisations and communities.

We hope to see you there!

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