Sacred stories: deepening relationships in leadership development – an organic inquiry
This work is the investigation of the impact of personal life stories in leadership development programs and how they serve as a catalyst in creating deeper relationships between participants. More broadly the investigation seeks to understand the impact of the use of story and narrative as a means to build more effective and meaningful leadership in organisations and communities.
The qualitative Transpersonal research methodology Organic Inquiry (first person research) provides the framework for examination of the sacred and transpersonal dimension to the inquiry which recognises research itself as a sacred act. Organic Inquiry values the sacred nature of our personal stories and the significant personal experience of the researcher that has an emphasis on the use, value and power of stories and transpersonal elements such as contemplation, intuition, and dreams.