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philosophy, leadership, connectivity, connection to nature, gift consciousness, Homo faber, new leadership strategy

The Soul of Place
Re-imagining Leadership Through Nature, Art and Community by Michael Jones

In The Soul of Place Michael Jones explores how our relationship with place aligns us with the underlying patterns of life. He does so through stories that ask: what is our experience of homecoming and how do we find our way there? What is our pattern of belonging — including our relationship with people and places — that we hold sacred? What are the conditions of regenerativity and craft that enable us to give birth to something new? How can our stewardship of what is alive within and around us awaken the mythic imagination? And how does this open a path for gathering together in a spirit of transformative celebration?

Michael Jones offers a richly textured, multidisciplinary examination of place and imagines place as something more than merely physical geography. He suggests, instead, a transformative possibility of place, encouraging leaders to engage with nature, art and community — and embrace their role as placemakers. — Nick Nissley, Ed.D. Dean, Business Technologies, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

In The Soul of Place, Michael draws from his rich perspectives as artist, leader, teacher and citizen to craft a fresh and life-affirming approach to leading in these chaotic, complex times — an approach that opens us to the ingenious, generative force of place in our individual and collective lives. — Barbara McAfee, singer/songwriter and author of Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence

The Soul of Place is an extraordinary example of the power of place and how stories of place, especially as communicated through the arts and through conversation, have the ability to transform communities and organizations. — Charles Holmes, CE Holmes and Associates

Michael Jones offers a refreshing reframing on leadership through nature and art. Buy the book for the beauty of the book cover. Read the book for the nourishment of your mind and soul. — Cynthia Cherrey, President, International Leadership Association

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Michael Jones is a leadership educator, speaker, creative facilitator and pianist/composer. The Soul of Place is his third in a series of books on re-imagining leadership. Others in the series include Artful Leadership: Awakening the Commons of the Imagination and Creating an Imaginative Life. His websites are and


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