A Journey of Discovery: My Life - Eight Principles for Acquiring True Personal and Professional Alignment

Dr. Travis Sample
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In an era of increasing societal turbulence and an apparent and alarming insensitivity to the critical and fundamental aspects underlying how we must embrace and celebrate change to our lives, as well as in organizations today, we continue to struggle with balancing the view of accepting greater demands upon us with the desire to focus on what truly gives our lives meaning, purpose and relevance. It remains my firm belief that we are in a state of denial as a society, for we suffer from a deprivation of meaning in our lives. Ideas can open our minds, if we choose to be vulnerable and have a willingness to grow; grow emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. If you choose to think, and think hard … to actualize my eight principles, you might find them truly life changing. Enjoy.

Keywords: Leadership, Growth, Change, Spirituality, Transformation
Stream: Knowledge, Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness, Teaching and Learning, Religion, Spirituality
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Travis Sample

Professor of Public Administration, Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, Shenandoah University

Travis Sample is a graduate of the University of Houston with degrees in psychology and sociology; Southern Illinois University with a masters in political science, and the University of Southern California (USC) with a doctorate in public administration. His academic concentrations at USC were Organizational Theory/Behavior. At Shenandoah, he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in both business and public administration ethics, human resources management, principles of management, and contemporary issues in management. An author of many scholarly publications, his current book (2002) 'Humanizing Change: A Journey of Discovery', is currently in its fifth printing. He is a Certified Facilitator for the Stephen Covey Leadership Center ('The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People'); the Institute of Higher Education ('Total Quality Management'), and the Institute for the Study of Ethics ('Character Counts'). Travis is a retired Air Force Colonel, and a former elected official (County Supervisor) in his hometown of Leesburg, Virginia, USA.

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