Author(s): Joseph Jaworski
We've all had those perfect moments when events that could never be predicted, let alone controlled, remarkably seem to guide us along our path. Carl Jung called this phenomena 'synchronicity' - 'a collaboration between persons and events that seems to enlist the cooperation of fate.' In this book, Joseph Jaworski argues that the right state of mind will make you the kind of person who can enlist the cooperation of fate and take advantage of synchronicity, creating the conditions for 'predictable miracles.' If you are tired of being the victim of circumstances, this book will teach you to be the kind of person who creates your own circumstances. Jaworski shares the story of his own escape from an inauthentic life and his journey into a world filled with possibility. He maps out the inner path of leadership for those who feel the call to achieve their full potential, using his own life story to teach readers a greater truth. He examines the fundamental shifts of mind that free us to seek out the power of synchronicity. After reading this book, you will discover your own power to help those realities unfold. You will learn to 'listen' to realities that want to emerge in this world and acquire the courage to help them be born.
Joseph Jaworski began his professional career as an attorney with the Houston-based firm of Bracewell & Patterson, and in 1975, he was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which comprises the top one percent of U.S. trial lawyers. In 1980, he founded the American Leadership Forum, an NGO responsible for developing the practice of collaborative leadership. A decade later, he was invited to lead the Royal Dutch / Shell Group's renowned team of scenario planners. Thereafter, he served as senior fellow and board member for the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, and cofounded the Society for Organizational Learning. He is a founder and the chairman of both Generon Consulting and the Global Institute for Responsible Leadership.
Introduction by Peter Senge Part One: Preparing to Journey 1. Watergate 2. Making a Mark 3. The Journey Begins 4. Freedom 5. Grand Prix Test Run 6. The Art of Loving 7. Oneness 8. The Dream 9. Cairo 10. Collapsing Boundaries Part Two: Crossing the Threshold 11. The Mystery of Commitment 12. The Guide 13. Synchronicity: The Cubic Centimeter of Chance Part Three: The Hero's Journey 14. The Moment of Swing 15.The Wilderness Experience: A Gateway to Dialogue 16. Dialogue: The Power of Collective Thinking 17. Lessons: Encountering the Traps 18. The Power of Commitment Part Four: The Gift 19. The Return & Venturing Forth Again 20. Setting the Field 21. Barricades 22. New Frontiers 23. A World of Possibilities 24. Creating the Future New Chapter: How Synchronicity Has Changed the Lives of Readers New Chapter: Deeper Insights into the Inner Path of Knowledge