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New Series: The Hero’s Journey


When Luke Skywalker first got serious about becoming a Jedi Knight he faced an early challenge. It was simple; he had to “trust the force.” Like the typical hero Luke’s reaction to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s challenge was bold (however naive) confidence. Internally he must have wondered what trusting the force meant, but his youthful and arrogant nature caused him to be bold about his ability to master the challenge before him.

Luke had nonetheless made a commitment to begin his journey to a new world—an alternate reality. And the commitment set the journey in motion. It would prove to be a classic Hero’s Journey, a journey of rich personal transformation.

In the every-day world when we commit to explore a new paradigm the journey begins with an acknowledgement of the possibility that another world exists—or another way to see the world—and our decision to pursue it. And it is really underway when we decide we are willing to do whatever it takes to get to the other side.

While we have learned to function within ths seriese world we know so well, as leaders we sometimes get called to venture into a new world and it is the hero within that gives us the courage to begin the exploration. But the decision to explore a new world is filled with many frightening questions.

The next article in this series will explore some of these questions. BTW, your thoughts on this journey would be great to hear.

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    Aaron Howard

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    Aaron is a leader, technologist, musician and horse person with 25 years experience in starting, growing and monetizing successful businesses. While it would not be unusual to find Aaron in the middle of Montana every October with his wife Marianne riding horses every day and enjoying the "truly big sky", it is always a possibility that he is online. Aaron’s passion for new technologies such as social media is contagious and its been said that after a day with Aaron you will find yourself tweeting, posting, blogging, searching and roaming the web for an opportunity to be part of his vision. His most recent passion focuses on driving growth through the winning combination of leadership and emerging technologies. Learn more about Aaron and growth here at www.theperiscopegroup.com.Read Full
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