The Road Less Traveled

A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth
By M. Scott Peck
320 Pages

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This book was originally published in 1978, the year I was married. Both my wife and I read it that year and it has been in my library ever since. In most conversations around corporate leadership, particularly with practitioners, the subject of spiritual growth is assiduously avoided. Whether it is because it is too “soft” or too complex, I don’t know. I do know that to grow as a leader in a fully integrated way, the concept of spiritual growth must be fully embraced. For me, Scott Peck’s work arrived in my life at a time when I was particularly open to the pursuit of spiritual growth. And, his thinking around leveraging discipline and love in pursuit of that growth was extraordinarily helpful. If you’ve already read this book, read it again. If you haven’t read it, read it.
The dedication in his book is to his parents, Elizabeth and David, “whose discipline and love gave (him) the eyes to see grace.” In my opinion, every leader should embrace the pursuit of grace in their pursuit of leadership mastery.

– D. R. Conant

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