Troubador Archetypes at Work

Released: 28/11/2019

ISBN: 9781838593483

eISBN: 9781838597870

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Archetypes at Work

Evolving Your Story, One Character at a Time


Archetypes at Work™ is a new cutting-edge method to assess and develop people and organizations to become fit for the future. Archetypes are underlying patterns of human nature and experience. 

As such they are – often invisibly – “running the show”. They are embedded in our inner motivations and mindset and deeply rooted in our values. The better we understand these patterns and the more consciously we use them, the more effective we will be. Archetypes at Work™ offers an exciting framework to understand how people act and “what is really going on” – in our life, in our work, and in our deeper self. 

Combining ancient wisdom with creative approaches to personal and professional development, Laurence Hillman and Richard Olivier have crafted a system that is practical and accessible in approach.  

This book offers the opportunity for readers to assess their current archetypal patterns – both their Gifts and their Shadows – and then determine a more “future-fit” pattern. Readers can then create an Archetypal Development Plan, “evolving your story, one character at a time”.

The development of Self Knowledge is perhaps what we are here for.
The two instructions at Delphi were “Know thy Self” and “Nothing too much”. This book is a truly practical handbook to do both these things.
Whilst grounded with challenging but simple exercises it leads to achievable possibilities to strengthen oneself into the person you could be. The authors have consolidated a great deal of Wisdom in practical form which the clarity of the writing makes accessible. As intended it will be an excellent resource for workshops.

by Christopher R Malcomson

This is a very well researched and hugely practical guide to the core archetypal energies that drive and inform how we show up in the world.  Immensely readable, and creative, with lots of exercises and applications. Highly recommended to coaches, consultants, psychologists and anyone who is interested in becoming more conscious of what are often hidden drivers of our beliefs and behaviours.

by Robin Alfred

This is much more than a book about a system or method, it is a book about holding up a mirror and exploring your leadership potential through characteristics that are already available to you.
The authors recognise that we as leaders, need to look beyond stats and sales, to see organisational challenges through self-awareness
Well-written, easy to understand and powerfully insightful, this book can be used as a workbook to pick up and access the parts you are most keen to work on, or as a great resource of leadership learning, to read from cover to cover!
One of the greatest things under-represented in the leadership genre, are frameworks how to tackle the issue of self-awareness. This book fills this gap beautifully, but also talks about principles that are useful in organisations and the wider society.

by Bradley

I loved this book! Archetypes at Work is a system of analysis that belongs at the forefront of insight work. The protocol is really well worked out and is easy to understand. Meaning: The Complexity of our personal nature can be confounding and painful, at times. My new understanding of the ideas of a "lead actor" and "most offstage" are new tools that I find really useful and valuable. This smart book helps me sort out relationships from a particularly interesting vantage point!

by James Ibur

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