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Doug Walters and I continue our six-part televised conversation. Poet David Whyte offers a complementary reflection on personal identity and function. See the poem and then the video below.

Sweet Darkness

By David Whyte

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own.

There you can be sure you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb tonight.

The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.

You must learn one thing: the world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.



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The conversation continues. Greater self-awareness of our distinctiveness can be harnessed to help us make choices that resonate with our “Birthright Gifts”. The result- increased engagement, happiness, and creativity.

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Doug Walters and I are back! We recently taped two television programs divided into six parts examining what it means to live a fully engaged life.

On this program of The Reflective Leader, Dr. Tony Marchese and Mr. Doug Walters utilize the metaphor of a Personal Owner’s Manual to challenge viewers to meaningfully consider the relationship of their unique constitution to their unique contribution to this world. This program explores the deeper dimensions of human diversity and its powerful impact when fully realized.


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Doug Walters recently completed fifty years of service to Education. This interview with Dr. Anthony J. Marchese explores his legacy in three segments.



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New Public Television Show!

Published on Jul 10, 2013

Dr. Anthony J. Marchese and Mr. Doug Walters discuss the relationship of emotional intelligence to leadership effectiveness in their new public television program, The Reflective Leader with Tony Marchese and Doug Walters.

The program was developed for the thoughtful leadership practitioner. In an era that emphasizes quick, one-size-fits-all solutions to significant organizational problems, leaders often find themselves regularly revisiting the same issues as meaningful, lasting change seems evasive. The Reflective Leader with Tony Marchese and Doug Walters contains a series of discussions that attempt to provide an interdisciplinary, reflective analysis of the phenomena of leadership and organizational change that is grounded in the presupposition that thoughtful leadership is better leadership and is most conducive to positive organizational transformation.

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