Abby's Quest: A Leader's Journey into Fable, Reflection, Insight, and Adaptation
There has always been a need for authentic leadership, yet now seems a critical time for new leaders to come forth. Looking at ourselves, organizations, and communities (local, national, and global), we can quickly see where leadership is lacking or absent altogether. We have opportunities to also identify where leadership is meaningful and courageous! Some of the ingrained notions about leadership are not enough by themselves. In fact, fixed leadership can be dangerous. Leadership is no longer an individual endeavor. The challenges we all face require us to each lead and to lead differently. The mythical land of Silvan, scarred and beautiful, populated by heroes and villains, provides a backdrop for a young leader to identify and apply her leadership skills. Abby has the opportunity for a new and critical leadership position, but realizes she is not ready for the task. She decides to undertake a journey, a quest, to learn about being a leader. On her travels, Abby sees leaders succeed and fail. She realizes that with leadership there are a number of key components, but no magic solution. As Abby discovers, we become better leaders through ongoing self-awareness, trial, practice, and adaptation.
Leadership, Management & Business
Powell, C. R. (2018). Abby's Quest: A Leader's Journey into Fable, Reflection, Insight, and Adaptation. https://aura.antioch.edu/stubooks/30