Cave Road Table Fire

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$32.00

Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-1-910012-87-1
Publication Date: 17/11/2023

As you read and study, you will discover a ‘fixing of the soul’ that is deeper than a solving of a problem. You will find that the principles and patterns in this book are ancient and yet deeply relevant; they are at times spiritual, but they are always practical – above all, they work! This really works!
Jack Hollis, President, Toyota USA

There is a crisis of leadership in our world. Many believe that prioritizing people and focusing on a healthy culture is a distraction from their core objectives, not understanding that people are the potent power to reach any goal they have. When leaders don’t lead well, everyone in their sphere suffers the consequences (including, or especially, themselves). Teams who could be collaborating toward their greatest achievements are burning out. Individuals who could be living into their fullest selves are putting on masks and an array of defences to navigate the shrapnel of their vocational lives.

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There is a crisis of leadership in our world. Many believe that prioritizing people and focusing on a healthy culture is a distraction from their core objectives, not understanding that people are the potent power to reach any goal they have. When leaders don’t lead well, everyone in their sphere suffers the consequences (including, or especially, themselves). Teams who could be collaborating toward their greatest achievements are burning out. Individuals who could be living into their fullest selves are putting on masks and an array of defences to navigate the shrapnel of their vocational lives.

To introduce a new kind of leadership – leading from one’s soul – Karl Martin welcomes us into four spaces to guide our daily rhythms: The Cave, The Road, The Table, and The Fire. Each space will advance the project – and the project is you. ‘The project is leading yourself, so you can lead others,’ writes Martin. ‘And then groups of others, who lead others. It requires a digging, will be challenging in every good way and then worth every effort you make. This is, after all, about leadership, the greatest skill you could ever develop.’

While practical and focused on the daily exercise, Martin keeps the idea of legacy in the forefront: becoming a leader who not only succeeds within their current context, but might even be the kind of leader who ‘fixes the character of their times,’ as it is said of William Wilberforce. Karl’s stories and punchy tone amuse while shooting straight to the heart of the matter, incisively naming the truths we all need to hear if we are to live in a way that is truly life-giving, for ourselves and others.

 

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Contents

CONTENTS
Foreword vii
Acknowledgements xiii
The Project xv
Introduction xix
CHAPTER 1: An Etching
CHAPTER 2: Cadent
CHAPTER 3: The Cave: the quest of the True
CHAPTER 4: True: in the Cave
CHAPTER 5: The Road: the way of the Brave
CHAPTER 6: Brave: on the Road
CHAPTER 7: The Table: the art of the Kind
CHAPTER 8: Kind: at the Table
CHAPTER 9: The Fire: the pursuit of the Curious
CHAPTER 10: Curious: by the Fire
CHAPTER 11: Ordered
CHAPTER 12: What’s spoken at the close

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2 reviews for Cave Road Table Fire

  1. Jason Craig

    ‘The Cave, The Road, The Table, and The Fire’ is a compelling exploration of soulful leadership. It skillfully intertwines personal stories with practical wisdom, urging leaders to embrace authenticity, bravery, kindness, and curiosity. A transformative read for anyone aspiring to lead with depth and impact.

  2. Emmy Corbin

    This book is unlike any other leadership book I’ve read. Others are filled with tactics and strategies, and this one is really a lot deeper–it’s about becoming the type of person who can lead well in any circumstance, versus the leader who needs to thumb through resources and strategies when tough circumstances arise. Highly recommend although not for everyone–this is really for those who are willing to grow themselves internally, not those looking for quick and easy tactics.

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Karl Martin
Karl Martin
Karl Martin is both a visionary leader and the founder and CEO of Arable, a leadership house with a distinctive concentration on cultural health. With a focus on the global impact of leadership, Arable not only coaches top-tier business leaders but also offers consultancy to organizations in the corporate and non-profit sectors.