Can a single word change the world?
The transcendent African word Ubuntu means, "I am, because we are." I believe that this word has the ability to positively transform how we live, how we work and how we lead.
What if our global mindset were refocused on the powerful concept of Ubuntu? How would that change how we showed up to work each day? How would it change the amount of kindness and respect that we showed to others during our daily life encounters—especially to the people we previously believed were different from us? How would it affect our ability and willingness to lead in a way that would have the deepest positive impact on others?
These are the questions that I have answered in my book, Go Together. More importantly, I will show anyone how they can live, work and lead from a spirit of Ubuntu, starting today.
Being as real as possible here, the current state of affairs in our world is pretty terrifying in many ways.
And if we think that we can heal our workplaces, our lives and our world alone (or worse, by sitting on the sidelines hoping that others will do the work for us), we are mistaken. We must do this important work together. Within these pages, I've written exactly how we can do this.
As the African Proverb goes, "if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." This is without question, my boldest and most personal work, to-date. I did not hold anything back, and I sincerely hope that this book will be the spark that positively changes the world.
Here's to kindness, compassion, civility and togetherness making a fierce comeback in the fall of 2018, and beyond. We have a lot of work to do, and I hope that I can count on you to join me on this journey.
I can't do this alone--healing the world is something that we must do together. And it's time for us to get started, my friend.